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who is more clever??

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who is more clever??

Postby victor » Wed Jun 22, 2005 7:11 am

who is more clever??
Choose the option and give your reason and the facts.. :wink:
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Postby b_d_41501 » Wed Jun 22, 2005 2:16 pm

What makes dolphins so smart? Well, their brains, of course. Dolphins have large brains for their bodies -- in fact, a bottlenose dolphin is second only to humans in the ratio of brain size to body size. Researchers have also pointed to the parallels in the organization of dolphin and primate brains as more evidence of high intelligence in dolphins. Some have gone so far as to suggest that dolphins actually have a language that humans simply cannot comprehend. But others say that in our enthusiasm to anthropomorphize dolphins, we give them powers they just don't possess. A closer look suggests that much of the dolphin's large brain is taken up with echolocation and handling acoustical information -- processes at which they excel. But dolphins tend to rank at about the level of elephants in "intelligence" tests and haven't shown any unusual talent at problem solving. They are excellent mimics of sounds and clearly communicate with one another, but does that mean they "talk?" No one less than Aristotle once wrote, "The voice of the dolphin in the air is like that of the human in that they can pronounce vowels and combinations of vowels, but have difficulties with the consonants." But a more scientific analysis of dolphin sounds suggests that for all their communication skills, dolphins lack the repertoire to have anything approaching language as we know it.
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Postby MrMistery » Wed Jun 22, 2005 6:02 pm

Dolphins are clearly smarter... Remember they are mamals while sharks are fish(primitive fish, even :D )
But the great white is an apex predator, it does not fear anything in the sea other than humans
Cleaver means to be able to use what it has at maximum efficiency? I say sharks...
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Postby Winter » Wed Jun 22, 2005 7:37 pm

dolphins are smarter of course...you can train them...
sharks though...who ever heard of a trained shark? hehehe :D
mostly seems like sharks don't have room in their brain for anything other than hunting instincts. how primitive.
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Postby MrMistery » Wed Jun 22, 2005 7:48 pm

Yeap, their brain is highly primitive... The only thing they can do is hunt... But they do it very well :wink: :wink:
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Postby James » Wed Jun 22, 2005 10:26 pm

Well if you've seen the simpsons, you should know dolphins could take over the world. But great whites? No chance :D
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Postby b_d_41501 » Thu Jun 23, 2005 3:02 am

I love the simpsons.
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Postby victor » Thu Jun 23, 2005 8:24 am

Hmm..talking of the hunting efficiency..dolphins also hunt preys aren't they?? so if we see it from their ability..which one is smarter??
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Postby skilban » Thu Jun 23, 2005 9:14 am

no doubt dolphins are the more clever of the two species
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Postby victor » Sat Jun 25, 2005 1:28 pm

I think that someone ever wrote that dolphins are mammals and mammals are more clever than fish...how about whales..they're mammals aren't they??
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Postby opuntia » Sat Jun 25, 2005 1:41 pm

victor wrote:I think that someone ever wrote that dolphins are mammals and mammals are more clever than fish...how about whales..they're mammals aren't they??


one of the books i've read a long time ago says that dolphins turn into whales when they grow to a certain amount [and i actually believed it at that time :lol: ] and still i have not seen any book that does neither agree nor disagree with it.....
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Postby MrMistery » Sun Jun 26, 2005 8:23 pm

Have you ever seen a book that says that bacteria become humans when they grow up? :D It is such an absurd thing that nobody thought of saying it does not happen 8)
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