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14th Nov '17 4:52:48 AM memememememe
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** On a less lunatic note, many marine biologists believe cetaceans may well be sapient. The difficulty of establishing communications between our species has made the testing of this hypothesis difficult.

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** * On a less lunatic note, many marine biologists believe cetaceans (especially dolphins) may well be sapient. sapient because they share the same neural density (evidence by their extreme amounts of cerebral folds, just like a human's), brain structure and brain-to-body ratio as humans. The difficulty of establishing communications between our species has made the testing of this hypothesis theory difficult.
23rd Oct '17 5:22:49 AM neoamon
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* The comic books based on the ''VideoGame/EccoTheDolphin'' series explicitly portray Ecco as a very clever and resourceful dolphin, even to the point of tricking a jellyfish and a polar bear into attacking each other instead of him, and of course involve him discussing subjects like alien invasions with other creatures and even [[ItMakesSenseInContext talking crystals]]. See also the Ecco entry in the video game section.

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* The ComicBook/SonicTheComic has some comic books strips based on the ''VideoGame/EccoTheDolphin'' series explicitly portray Ecco as a very clever and resourceful dolphin, even to the point of tricking a jellyfish and a polar bear into attacking each other instead of him, and of course involve him discussing subjects like alien invasions with other creatures and even [[ItMakesSenseInContext talking crystals]]. See also the Ecco entry in the video game section.
15th Oct '17 10:54:30 PM PaulA
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* One early RPG inspired by Niven's KnownSpace novels had omitted rules for dolphin characters, but an article in ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' corrected that, introducing such necessities as water-filled space suits and strap-on robotic arms.

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* One early RPG inspired by Niven's KnownSpace Literature/KnownSpace novels had omitted rules for dolphin characters, but an article in ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' corrected that, introducing such necessities as water-filled space suits and strap-on robotic arms.
10th Oct '17 6:38:47 PM WillKeaton
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10th Oct '17 2:02:01 PM Jubileus57
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* Blip the Porpoise from ''VideoGame/{{Insaniquarium}}'' is highly intelligent and possesses powerful psychic powers. He is notably able to tell which fishes are hungry, how much life aliens have during a battle and precisely predict the area at which aliens will appear.
9th Sep '17 9:52:09 AM GrammarNavi
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* One episode of TheUprightCitizensBrigade included a sketch at a town hall meeting where one concerned mother (played by AmyPoehler) wanted the issue of dolphin-centric questions on the UsefulNotes/SATs addressed. She reads several examples of questions involving detailed knowledge of marine life and species and argues that it wasn't fair to human children. Eventually they bring in a dolphin in a tank with a dolphin-to-human translator device, and he proceeds to insult all of them with some really filthy smack talk.
** The hidden-camera bit they did while the credits played for that episode had AmyPoehler (in character) bringing this up and reading similar sample questions at an ''actual'' town's town hall meeting, much to their confusion.

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* One episode of TheUprightCitizensBrigade included a sketch at a town hall meeting where one concerned mother (played by AmyPoehler) Creator/AmyPoehler) wanted the issue of dolphin-centric questions on the UsefulNotes/SATs addressed. She reads several examples of questions involving detailed knowledge of marine life and species and argues that it wasn't fair to human children. Eventually they bring in a dolphin in a tank with a dolphin-to-human translator device, and he proceeds to insult all of them with some really filthy smack talk.
** The hidden-camera bit they did while the credits played for that episode had AmyPoehler Creator/AmyPoehler (in character) bringing this up and reading similar sample questions at an ''actual'' town's town hall meeting, much to their confusion.
23rd Aug '17 11:47:56 PM Linda58
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** One of the Xindi races in ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' was a cetacean species that spoke in song.

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** One of the Xindi races in ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' was a cetacean species that spoke in song.whose speech was similar to the songs sung by whales. They are slow to come to ''any decision'', but highly intelligent and their warships are by far the most powerful.
28th Jun '17 12:59:07 PM greshnak
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* ''Literature/WetGoddess'' portrays the cetaceans as completely sapient, while keeping the RealLife setting plausible. (the story is based on real events)

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* ''Literature/WetGoddess'' portrays the cetaceans as completely sapient, while keeping the RealLife setting plausible. (the story is based on real events)events).
* Peter Macey's ''Stationary Orbit'' twists on this when ET signals of presumed exo-planetary origin are revealed to be from a nearby (the research institution's) dolphin school park.
* In the ''Venus Trap'' by Creator/KurtMahr, of the Literature/{{PerryRhodan}} series; In an escape by sea, Son Okura establishes telepathic contact with seal-like creatures that guide him, Rhodan, and John Marshall eventually to safety of the shore.



* Dolphins in ''WebComic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'' are not only intelligent, they also [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/9p34/ remember]]. [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/14p70/ And can apparently use firearms.]]

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* Dolphins in ''WebComic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'' are not only intelligent, they also [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/9p34/ com9/archives/comic/9p34/ remember]]. [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/14p70/ And can apparently use firearms.]]
3rd May '17 7:13:06 PM PaulA
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* WilliamGibson's short story ''Johnny Mnemonic'' features Jones, a drug-addicted cyborg dolphin who communicates through a panel of christmas lights and lives in an amusement park after being retired from the Navy. He uses his [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SQUID SQUID]] implant to help Johnny extract the stolen Yakuza data in his head in exchange for a shot of good shit.

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* WilliamGibson's Creator/WilliamGibson's short story ''Johnny Mnemonic'' "Johnny Mnemonic" features Jones, a drug-addicted cyborg dolphin who communicates through a panel of christmas lights and lives in an amusement park after being retired from the Navy. He uses his [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SQUID SQUID]] implant to help Johnny extract the stolen Yakuza data in his head in exchange for a shot of good shit.
2nd May '17 5:24:43 PM ElSquibbonator
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Note that examples of AnimalTalk, or stories taking place in a WorldOfFunnyAnimals, don't count. Even then, whales and dolphins are likely to be portrayed as [[AnimalStereotypes smarter on average]] than other species or as TheSmartGuy in an ensemble cast.

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Note that examples of AnimalTalk, or stories taking place in a WorldOfFunnyAnimals, don't count. Even then, however, whales and dolphins are likely to be portrayed as [[AnimalStereotypes smarter on average]] than other species or as TheSmartGuy in an ensemble cast.
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