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Old 07-12-2010, 07:16 AM
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I think all the mistreatment of dolphins throughout the centuries is the direct result of bad policy of George W. Bush.
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Old 07-12-2010, 11:38 PM
 
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I created a page on facebook with info on dolphins
Discovery Cove | Facebook
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Old 07-16-2010, 12:29 PM
 
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Thomas I White PH.D gave this talk that I think many here will find to be very interesrting and enlightening, pretty amazing stuff he has to say.
Fair warning it's 55 minutes long but well worth the time
Thomas I. White - In Defense of Dolphins | Free Lecture | Forum Network from PBS and NPR
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Old 07-17-2010, 08:44 PM
 
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Thomas I White PH.D gave this talk that I think many here will find to be very interesrting and enlightening, pretty amazing stuff he has to say.
Fair warning it's 55 minutes long but well worth the time
Thomas I. White - In Defense of Dolphins | Free Lecture | Forum Network from PBS and NPR
55 MINUTES

You know me.
I have the attention span of a 6 year old.

Maybe on a cold rainy day ( when there's nothing on the golf channel )
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Old 07-17-2010, 08:48 PM
 
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Well before I let this thread die out for anyone interested I just started a blog on Dolphins
Dolphins and Whales SOS
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Old 07-17-2010, 08:58 PM
 
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Well before I let this thread die out for anyone interested I just started a blog on Dolphins
Dolphins and Whales SOS

I've saved it in my favorites.

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Old 07-22-2010, 06:36 AM
 
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlVy8y3Fy_A
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Old 07-24-2010, 08:30 PM
 
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when dolphins come up with technological advances to benefit their species...oh let's say, for example, by developing medicines or building hospitals to treat not only other dolphins, but other species as well...then perhaps we can talk about their intelligence, compassion, and ability to understand God better than humans.
Intelligence developes differently in the water.
How would you build hospitals or develope medicines in the ocean?
You couldn't do it and you have two legs, arms and hands, but you judge beings that have no legs, arms or hands.
And what would their need be for a brick and mortar buildings?
Their intelligence developed according to their needs, without destroying our planet like we are doing.
They have been around for a lot longer than we have.
We are talking about personhood and what is required to be considered a being and not merely an object or property, you know groups of people were reduced to just being slaves, just property.
Human beings demand to be treated better than other animals for a list of reasons, dolphins have the same list of reasons as we do.
There is a lot that goes into deciding what intelligence is other than building skyscrapers and better bombs.
We just can't judge the intelligence of another species based on a anthropocentric viewpoint.

This book may change your entire outlook, you will never be able to think about dolphins in the same way.
"In Defense of Dolphins, The New Moral Frontier" - A Book by Thomas I. White
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