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Dolphins have been declared the worlds second most intelligent creatures after humans, with scientists suggesting they are so bright that they should be treated as non-human persons: What do you say ?

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Asked by jameel ahmed, 13 Dec '10 03:20 pm
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Many dolphin brains are larger than our own and second in mass only to the human brain when corrected for body size, said Lori Marino, a zoologist at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, who has used magnetic resonance imaging scans to map the brains of dolphin species and compare them with those of primates.

Yes Jameel Ji , Studies into dolphin behaviour have highlighted how similar their communications are to those of humans and that they are brighter than chimpanzees. These have been backed up by anatomical research showing that dolphin brains have many key features associated with high intelligence.

The scientific research . . . suggests that dolphins are non-human persons who qualify for moral standing as individuals,
Source: Times
Answered by Musfer, 13 Dec '10 03:27 pm

 
  
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Recent research has demonstrated that their brains are similar to our own in many key features that denote high intelligence. Other tests have also shown that dolphins can learn basic language, and also that they are a lot smarter than chimpanzees. Some specialists say that a fully developed dolphin can reach the level of intelligence of a three-year-old human being, which is no small feat.

The animals also have the ability to teach each other various tricks. For example, a formerly captive dolphin that was taught to tail-walk in an aquarium, was seen teaching others to do the same thing, after it was released. Needless to say, the researchers were amazed to see this happening right before their eyes. The feat denotes a high degree of intelligence, trust and cooperation on the animals' part, which is very rare to come by in species other than humans.
Source: Dolphins Are 'Non-Human Persons'
Answered by iqbal ahmed, 13 Dec '10 04:53 pm

 
  
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Good to hear that
Answered by shweta, 13 Dec '10 04:23 pm

 
  
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True, they are best pets and companions in water
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 13 Dec '10 03:55 pm

 
  
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1. Chimpanzee (two species)
2. Gorilla
3. Orangutan
4. Baboon (seven species, including drill and mandrill)
5. Gibbon (seven species)
6. Monkey (many species, especially the macaques, the patas, and the Celebes black ape)
7. Smaller-toothed whale (several species, especially killer whale)
8. Dolphin (many of the approximately eighty species)
9. Elephant (two species)
10. Pig
Source: Wallace, Irving. The Book of Lists #2, p. 104.
Answered by Shiva Reddy, 13 Dec '10 03:23 pm

 
  
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May be scientist are correct. Dont have experience with dolphins intelligent
Answered by ala, 13 Dec '10 03:22 pm

 
  
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Interesting indeed
Answered by anil garg, 09 May '11 12:08 pm

 
  
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May b right sir
Answered by Shiva, 15 Dec '10 02:50 pm

 
  
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