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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #9)

Fri Jun 29, 2018, 02:15 AM

11. Definitely, "what a shame" is right.

Most folks still don't understand, Judi.
Dolphins, crows, octopuses, elephants have surprisingly exceptional intelligence that rivals some primates'.

On dolphins:
"...based on years of research that has shown dolphins and whales have large, complex brains and a human-like level of self-awareness....
Ethics expert Prof Tom White, from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, author of In Defence of Dolphins: The New Moral Frontier, said dolphins were "non-human persons".
...
"We're saying the science has shown that individuality - consciousness, self-awareness - is no longer a unique human property..."
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Psychologist Dr Lori Marino, from Emory University in Atlanta, told how scientific advances had changed the view of the cetacean brain. "We went from seeing the dolphin/whale brain as being a giant amorphous blob that doesn't carry a lot of intelligence and complexity to not only being an enormous brain but an enormous brain with an enormous amount of complexity, and a complexity that rivals our own."

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-17116882

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