Sunday, May 07, 2006

Science: Dolphins know each others' names???

Dolphins ‘know each other’s names’ - Sunday Times - Times Online: "DOLPHINS may be closer to humans than previously realised, with new research showing they communicate by whistling out their own “names”.

The evidence suggests dolphins share the human ability to recognise themselves and other members of the same species as individuals with separate identities. The research, on wild bottlenose dolphins, will lead to a reassessment of their intelligence and social complexity, raising moral questions over how they should be treated."

There you have it, the smarter you are, the better we should treat you!

- Xan Shui, Philosophic Philanthropist, Honest Man


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