GungFu: If dolphins are so smart, how come they never come on the internet and defend themselves? Idiots.
DammitIForgotMyLogin: I find it hard to believe that there's anything on this planet stupider than a Daily Mail reader
taurusowner: Not surprising. Humans love to anthropomorphize the fark out of animals. We see certain behaviors that seem to mimic some of our own and come to the conclusion they MUST be similar to humans. Dogs saving people, monkeys using tools, dolphins and language. But the truth is we don't even know who our own minds really work or why we feel and act certain ways. It is erroneous to attribute too much emotion or intelligence to any animal. We want dogs to feel just like humans because it makes us feel better if they do. That doesn't make it so. Were just projecting. Likewise with dolphins. As the most advanced species on earth, we're constantly looking for places where the advances we went through are happening elsewhere. Sometimes there is a sliver of truth to it. Most often not. In the majority of cases it's just projection and wishful thinking.Once you understand that all animals are nothing but biological machines, with varying levels of complexity to their hardware and programming, the assumptions become a little more realistic.
bindlestiff2600: ghostfacekillahrabbit: bindlestiff2600: control of the narrative so importantthe dolphin need to be id'd as stupidso we can start fishing themand/or start importing from where its already doneSo who in the U.S. wants to eat sell dolphin meat, bad enough that they've been funding this scheme with actual money?corrected sentencedolphins are percieved as being smart, clever, cuteand public resistance would be very very highbutwith some artful articles sprinkled here and thereshifting the view to "dumber than goldfish"we establish a new product$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Bandito King: taurusowner: blahblahOnce you understand that all animals, including humans, are nothing but biological machines, with varying levels of complexity to their hardware and programming, the assumptions become a little more realistic.ftfm, humans ain't special and it's very unlikely that any feels are unique to us. Animals differ in motivation and understanding but you can still make an animal sad, panicked, frightened, happy, angry, etc. Those are emotions and no amount of wishing we are "different" in some ephemeral way will void those emotions of meaning. You think your emotions are stirred by a guardian angel or something? You're just a bioputer too, my ninja. If a dolphin can be summed up as a string of stimulus responses, I assure you the same is true of us.
1000 Ways to Dye: If dolphins are so smart, how come they live in igloos?
Harry_Seldon: That is the most uniquely stupid thing I have ever read. So, basically, he is a professional troll.
frostalicious: Yeah, that's why we've started using goldfish to detect underwater mines and report on their locations.
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