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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14388922/

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JOHANNESBURG - Dolphins may have big brains, but a South African-based scientist says lab rats and even goldfish can outwit them.

Paul Manger of Johannesburg's University of the Witwatersrand says the super-sized brains of dolphins, whales and porpoises are a function of being warm-blooded in a cold water environment and not a sign of intelligence.

"We equate our big brain with intelligence. Over the years we have looked at these kinds of things and said the dolphins must be intelligent," he said.
This should stir things up.

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Manger also points to the tuna industry, which under consumer pressure has gone to great lengths to prevent dolphins from being caught and killed by accident in nets. "If they were really intelligent they would just jump over the net because it doesn't come out of the water," he said.
If dolphins are so smart why do they live igloos?
 

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Obviously, this scientist has never seen the Halloween episode of the Simpsons in which King Snorky succeeds in reclaiming dry land for his brethren. Proof positive that dolphins are smarter than humans.
 

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This just actually proves that they still are the 2nd most intelligent creatures(next to mice). It must be part of their plan to detract attention from themselves so we won't see them comminicating with the spaceship that will pick them up right before our world destructs. Of course , this would be right after a final grand musical finale of "So Long, and Thank You for All the Fish"


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Originally Posted by kate42
Obviously, this scientist has never seen the Halloween episode of the Simpsons in which King Snorky succeeds in reclaiming dry land for his brethren. Proof positive that dolphins are smarter than humans.


I *heart* The Simpsons.
 
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