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What if you could talk to a dolphin?
For years, we have studied the consciousness and intelligence of these creatures. Now, researchers have found that dolphins can pick up on what we’re communicating and are learning to respond back!
Take a look at the techniques scientists, like renowned wild dolphin researcher Denise Herzing, are using to get some insight into how these magnificent creatures function in their own societies in this great video brought to us by Quartz.
Comparing our intelligence to theirs doesn’t seem like a fair assessment. So, what if the question isn’t if they think like us or not? What if we ask, how do they think?
Instead of comparing all of the creatures on the planet to the human experience, what would happen if we shifted our ideas of intelligence, communication, and society to encompass the multitude of ways it’s been duplicated in creatures who are successful in their own right?
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