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So from what the teacher tought me, the dolphin is considered the smartest animal on earth cuz of it's 6th sense.But don't humans have it like in the form of premonitions?


Also for those of you who are gonna say humans are the most stupid cuz they destroy mother nature/earth, wouldn't all beings do that at certain point if they have the power? After all we learn everything by mystakes.
 
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6th sense =/= Smarter

I'll worry about our superiority as a species when they start building underwater cities.
 
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6th sense =/= Smarter

I'll worry about our superiority as a species when they start building underwater cities.
Exactly my point, thats what I kept telling her, besides the underwater cities, just a vehicle at least.
 
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Your teacher might have (mentally) excluded humans from the animal kingdom, as most people tend to do when speaking in general terms.
 
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Your teacher might have (mentally) excluded humans from the animal kingdom, as most people tend to do when speaking in general terms.
Nop, she clearly stated that dolphins are way smarter than humans.
 
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Douglas Adams said:
Man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much.. the wheel, New York, wars and so on.. whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time.

But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man, for precisely the same reasons.
Oh hitchhikers guide is there anything you can't be applied to?
 

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I don't understand how any logical person can argue that dolphins are smarter than people. It's an absurd notion.
 
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I don't understand how any logical person can argue that dolphins are smarter than people. It's an absurd notion.
I think the general argument goes that they don't shoot each other over drawings.

see my post above for more details :smile:
 
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I think the general argument goes that they don't shoot each other over drawings.

see my post above for more details :smile:
You read mine too, the second part.
 
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Is your teacher a hippie o_O?

Smarter - no. More aware of the surroundings - probably.
 
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This is something of an exercise in ignorance. There isn't enough information in this thread to formulate an opinion. What is the sixth sense? The sonar?

The bigger question here is how you define "smart." Do you define smart as intelligent? If that is the case, how do you define intelligence? Operational intelligence? I can't imagine it'd be creative intelligence. Problem solving? Is she referring to intelligence in a more abstract, general sense, as in usefulness or having a diverse array of talents?
 
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If dolphins are so smart, why do they keep getting caught in our nets? Ohhhhh!

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Really though, not being able to do something doesn't make you smarter than the person who does. Using that logic, I'm smarter than the greatest minds in the world because I can't do half of the things that they can do.
 
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6th sense = Bruce Willis = Dolphin :O
 
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Are you trying to suggest that Bruce Willis is a dolphin?
 
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Blind humans are capable of Dare Devil-like feats, too. Take that blind kid who clicked his way to fame, for example.
 
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So from what the teacher tought me, the dolphin is considered the smartest animal on earth cuz of it's 6th sense.
Ask your teacher if it's possible for a blind man to be more intellegent than a tarot card reader.

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Until we decipher the dolphins' clicking language and determine they're discussing politics amongst themselves, and not about how great that school of fish they just devoured tasted, I'll be skeptical.

Now, true, in our primitive days, our own goals were very animalistic in terms of coordinating a small social group to hunt and take care of each other.

Either way, no matter how smart dolphins may be, we always trump them due to the little things that make all the difference: hands with apposable thumbs. Dolphins can scarcely manipulate their surroundings as well as a dog.
 
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tbh, im all for dolphins being smarter. makes it that much easier when we steal their ideas and make them our own.
 
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This is something of an exercise in ignorance. There isn't enough information in this thread to formulate an opinion. What is the sixth sense? The sonar?

The bigger question here is how you define "smart." Do you define smart as intelligent? If that is the case, how do you define intelligence? Operational intelligence? I can't imagine it'd be creative intelligence. Problem solving? Is she referring to intelligence in a more abstract, general sense, as in usefulness or having a diverse array of talents?
Aparently they understand our language but can't speak it thats the 6th sense she's talking about.I don't think she's a hippie, haven't seen one in my life in Romania.

But then again how would we know they understand what we say ? Thats like training a dog to shake hands.
 
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But what if the dolphins are only pretending that they cant speak out of pity for our stupidity.

Ai humans are in fact dumb. But screw ecology we are dumb because we argue about whos smarter.
 

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