Monday, August 06, 2012

Cetus Paribus

The whales and dolphins are clearly intelligent in some way. At an organic level, inspection of the brain and testing its function (in the way we would test the function of a human brain) reveals that they are at least on par with the bottom 40% of the human race. At least.

Such knowledge makes me morose. All that whaling, all this abuse of dolphins (and of that largest of dolphins, the Orca, misnamed 'killer whale') — was it just the instinctive desire to eliminate a rival for the world's scarce resources?

Think about how things might have been different, and how they might yet be different.

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