Dolphins and Mirrors

Submitted by: cobrakiller 6 years ago Science

Just more proof we are not the only intelligent species on Earth.
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Male 3,819
I`m thinking these dolphins might be smarter than a lot of the commenters here.
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Male 128
their intelligence rivals ours? when did a dolphin train a human to swim through a hoop? answer me that!
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Male 1,834
bleh not too good
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Female 838
hahahahaha I was thinking about THGTTG the whole time!
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Female 838
Skabashas ... what about chimps and other primates ? I take it you haven`t seen the chimp vs frog vids. Also I`m pretty sure my old dog wasn`t trying to breed with my sofa
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Female 311
i love how dolphins always look like :D
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Male 44
also one of two other animals that kills for sport
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Male 1,256
Dolphins are incredibly smart. They`re also the only other animals besides humans that have sex for pleasure.
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Female 11
They wanted to see what it looked like when they blew bubbles, so cute!
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Male 74
So long and thanks for all the fish!
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Male 625
So long and thanks for all the fish!
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Male 1,016
vanity in other or any species ....not so intelligent !
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Male 3,076
we are the most intelligent species on earth no spice can compare them self to us! we got mirror to test them nuff said.
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Male 792
They are very intelligent creatures...and sure, there`s probably some that aren`t as intelligent as others...and some that are just jerks.

The UN is struggling to classify them as sentient non-humans, but there`d probably be a few other critters that would fall into that category as well (elephants, and octopi come to mind, as well as quite possibly crows/magpies, etc). A lot of animals show the capability of sentience. Intelligence is a whole different matter. Whose standard do we record intelligence?

Classifying critters as sentient, though, might have a whole new implication on things...zoos would be slavery, fishing murder, etc.
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Male 108
Dolphins are awesome! My girlfriend is a dolphin. She`s in front of the mirror all the time too. ;)
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Female 188
we have the idea that dolphins are awesome which most are but that doesn`t mean they all are.
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Male 1,222
Give them an ipad, see what they do
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Female 4,447
That was completely awesome. haha
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Female 3,562
The more dolphins are like us, the less innocent they seem. Unlike most animals they seem to have a sense of right and wrong, and much like humans they are just as likely to choose what`s wrong.
I used to be jealous of dolphins, thinking they lived perfect carefree lives, but that`s very far from the truth.
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Male 7,585
xiquiripat, so they are just like us.
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Male 2,422
Sure they seem all cute and cuddly, until you learn that they kill things for fun. Killer dolphins baffle marine experts
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Female 62
aww =)
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Male 163
lmao they also like to bone ppl once in a while don`t forget that
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Female 1,894
DOLPHIN RIGHTS!!!!
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Male 3,364
@ Fatninja: Damn, my virgin eyes! Lol, did u really have to do that?
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Male 2,402
@Angelmassb

They need thumbs.
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Female 1,534
yay dolphins!
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Female 3,001
i disliked the add that was on first, that was over 30 seconds of my time waisted -.-
however, video was ok...
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Male 25,416
Some things they shouldnt want to see
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Male 49
darn i was so beat to that
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Male 49
"So long and thanks for all the fish..."
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Male 15,510
They should be the future most intelligent creature of the Earth, if they survive the humans
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Female 188
Awww of the day, I think.
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Male 53
so they are vain bastards -_-
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Male 257
@quakor it`s not that they look in the mirror it`s that they psycologically recognize themselves and therefore their own existence
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Female 152
Doesn`t surprise me =3
I don`t doubt it one bit ^^
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Male 37,889
All the smart dolphins are at sea.

They can only catch dolphin retards.
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Male 2,549
Dr Reese says that we must put more effort into dolphin conservation and welfare efforts BECAUSE they`re smarter than initially thought.

Hmm...I think that we need to examine our own intelligence a little more closely.
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Male 235
damn vein dolphins
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Male 2,855
she is trying to read to much in that experiment, not saying they are not intelligent, but this proves poo. Its prolly the fascination of mirrors to women
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Male 10,339
Hitchhiker`s Guide reference FTW!
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Male 15,832
"So long, and thanks for all the fish!"
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Female 2,120
It`s all fun and games until the dolphins rise up and eat our children.
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Male 7,585
Link: Dolphins and Mirrors [Rate Link] - Just more proof we are not the only intelligent species on Earth.
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