October 10, 2006

Dolphins are dills after all

An entire family of dumb dolphins.

Typical humans, projecting their dreams, expectations, human sensibilities and intellectual convolutions onto animate and inanimate objects and beings.

Looks like we’ve been sprung this time: seems that dolphins aren’t nearly as smart and evolved as humans have long been want to assert.

According to one newspaper “Dolphins are flippin’ idiots”.

Meanwhile, you can read the same story, with an ever so slightly more appropriate degree of gravitas at “New Research Suggests Dolphins Actually Dumber Than Goldfish”.

Is anyone else detecting some childish glee here; a touch of human spite perhaps?

12 comments:

  1. I knew they were stupid bastards when they were unable to beat out more than 300 places of pi with their tails.

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  2. Even as I child I had my suspicions about Flipper, James. I was right!

    (I have my doubts about Skippy too.)

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  3. Anonymous10:09 PM

    I know for a fact they make lousy poker players. Whenever they get a good hand they can't stop grinning.

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  4. Anonymous10:15 PM

    The comment about skip was rather flip.. Caz!

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  5. They do that when they're dead too, Geoff.

    How can anyone trust them?

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  6. Anonymous11:29 PM

    Hmmm maybe the dolphins aren't so dumb after all...

    Maybe they do it on porpoise!

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  7. hahahaha ooh my sides, Kathy, Caz, Geoff!

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  8. Another blow to anthropomorphism.
    Why I even know of some folks who actually think ducks are more clever than cats. Imagine that!

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  9. *Arches brow; looks around the room for likely suspects.*

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  10. Anonymous3:07 PM

    That's hilarious. Real bummer. What about that woman who "married" a dolphin?

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  11. Clearly she had met her perfect match Darlene!

    But we kinda knew that anyway; always good to have proof though.

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