JOHANNESBURG - Dolphins may have big brains, but a South African-based scientist says lab rats and even goldfish can outwit them.
Paul Manger of Johannesburg's University of the Witwatersrand says the super-sized brains of dolphins, whales and porpoises are a function of being warm-blooded in a cold water environment and not a sign of intelligence.
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TedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2226 times:
So let me get this straight.
The only Mammal that doesn't breed itself beyond its resources, lives in typically tropical waters, has the only tangible enemy of fishing nets (save the VERY rare shark), and spends most of the day eating and fucking: is dumber then a stinking rat?
All I have to say is "So long, and thanks for all the fish"
CasInterest From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 5819 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2218 times:
I have to strongly disagree with that scientist(if he can be called that).
What about the dolphins in S.C that have figured out how to throw the fish on to the shore and claim them
what about the sophisticated coversations and family structures they have.
what about their ability to playfully interact?
The psuedo scientist seems to throw all of his reasoning into the can't jump over a rope theory. Dolphins can jump. but maybe they are a bit confused by captivity and nets. Wouldn't you be if you were used to the open sea?
Older than I just was ,and younger than I will soo be.
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2214 times:
I think he was really researching the Miami Dolphins...
Of course dolphins aren't intelligent. For that you need to invent war, ways to avoid paying overtime work, and political correctness.
Dolphins on the other hand invented a lot of ways to have a good time, that can't be intelligent.
JetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3125 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2204 times:
Arent dolphins one of the very very few animals along with humans who can both masturbate and have sex just for the pure pleasure? I believe that would require some intellegence, despite how disgusting it may be.