"It is even harder for the average ape to believe that he has descended from man."
H. L. Mencken
Headlines 9/2016: Dolphins have a spoken language.
- In their paper uploaded to the open access site St. Petersburg Polytechnical University Journal: Physics and Mathematics, the team, led by Vyacheslav Ryabov, describe the pulses generated by the sea creatures and why they believe what they heard was an actual conversation. Read more at: http://phys.org/news
"Eventually it may be possible for humans to speak with another species. I have come to this conclusion after careful consideration of evidence gained through my research experiments with dolphins." John C. Lily - Site Wikipedia: Human Animal communication
We ARE talking with the Animals - Here's some of what we know ... an overview ...
Denise Herzing has spent more than 25 years studying dolphins in the
living each summer on a boat in the Bahamas for better access to
our finned friends
in their natural habitat. Wild Dolphin Project - Site
Learn about Kanzi the Bonobo -- Interview on Radiolab
Read about Sue and Kanzi - Smithsonian
Great Ape Trust of Iowa - Site
...now a few thoughts from a brilliant mind:
[On the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much - the wheel, New York, wars and so on - whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man - for precisely the same reasons. The last ever dolphin message was misinterpreted as a surprisingly sophisticated attempt to do a double-backwards-somersault through a hoop whilst whistling the 'Star Spangled Banner', but in fact the message was this: 'So long and thanks for all the fish.'] ... Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Wikia
Douglas Adams: Parrots the Universe and Everything -
As stated in the description, this talk (UCSB YouTube channel) was recorded shortly before his death, Adams shares hilarious accounts of some of the apparently absurd lifestyles of the world's creatures, and gleans from them extraordinary perceptions about the future of humanity.
Book: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - the summary (bit of light/lite reading)
Journey of the Sorcerer - Eagles. Musical interlude .. and fantastic theme song for all such things Hitchhiker's Galaxy related.
The Movie - IMDb
Parting quote: "42"
More parting quotes for further contemplation: "The best laid schemes of mice and men often go wrong."
"In the beginning the universe was created. This made a lot of people angry and has widely been considered as a bad move."