which is the smartest animal on earth?

which is the smartest animal on earth?

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#1 Apr 18, 2013
i've been wondering which animal is smarter, the dolphin or the dog?
or maybe there's an even smarter one than these two?

well, not sure. any thoughts?
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#2 Apr 18, 2013
LetMeSee93 wrote:
i've been wondering which animal is smarter, the dolphin or the dog?
or maybe there's an even smarter one than these two?
well, not sure. any thoughts?
humans are smartest,and yes we are animals

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#3 Apr 18, 2013
Dolphins have long been recognised as among the most intelligent of animals but many researchers had placed them below chimps, which some studies have found can reach the intelligence levels of three-year-old children. Recently, however, a series of behavioural studies has suggested that dolphins, especially species such as the bottlenose, could be the brighter of the two. The studies show how dolphins have distinct personalities, a strong sense of self and can think about the future...

It has also become clear that they are “cultural” animals, meaning that new types of behaviour can quickly be picked up by one dolphin from another.

In one study, Diana Reiss, professor of psychology at Hunter College, City University of New York, showed that bottlenose dolphins could recognise themselves in a mirror and use it to inspect various parts of their bodies, an ability that had been thought limited to humans and great apes.

In another, she found that captive animals also had the ability to learn a rudimentary symbol-based language.

Other research has shown dolphins can solve difficult problems, while those living in the wild co-operate in ways that imply complex social structures and a high level of emotional sophistication.

In one recent case, a dolphin rescued from the wild was taught to tail-walk while recuperating for three weeks in a dolphinarium in Australia.

After she was released, scientists were astonished to see the trick spreading among wild dolphins who had learnt it from the former captive.

There are many similar examples, such as the way dolphins living off Western Australia learnt to hold sponges over their snouts to protect themselves when searching for spiny fish on the ocean floor.

Such observations, along with others showing, for example, how dolphins could co-operate with military precision to round up shoals of fish to eat, have prompted questions about the brain structures that must underlie them.

Size is only one factor. Researchers have found that brain size varies hugely from around 7oz for smaller cetacean species such as the Ganges River dolphin to more than 19lb for sperm whales, whose brains are the largest on the planet. Human brains, by contrast, range from 2lb-4lb, while a chimp’s brain is about 12oz.

http://www.globalanimal.org/2011/02/22/dolphi...

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#4 Apr 18, 2013
Dolphins are smarter than humans.
andet1987

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#5 Apr 18, 2013
also, dolphins are very popular because they interact with humans, and they have that somewhat smiling face.

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#6 Apr 19, 2013
i mean, of course, other than humans.

oh i see! i guess dolphins are smarter than dogs at the end of the day.

Lupylu, are u sure they're smarter than humans?

i would have thought were are naturally the smartest.

However, the velocarapta dinosaurs were known to be smarter than humans.I dont know how true that theory is though

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#7 Apr 19, 2013
christianity, i mean other than humans,duh!

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#8 Apr 19, 2013
LetMeSee93 wrote:
i mean, of course, other than humans.
oh i see! i guess dolphins are smarter than dogs at the end of the day.
Lupylu, are u sure they're smarter than humans?
i would have thought were are naturally the smartest.
However, the velocarapta dinosaurs were known to be smarter than humans.I dont know how true that theory is though
Of course they are smarter than humans;

http://www.sciencenter.org/programs/sciencemi...

http://www.nationalgeographic.com.au/explorer...

They're so pretty and friendly too, I love dolphins <3

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#9 Apr 19, 2013
LetMeSee93 wrote:
christianity, i mean other than humans,duh!
What about Christianity? All religions blow chunks.

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#10 Apr 19, 2013
LupyLu wrote:
Dolphins are smarter than humans.
Hey there Lupy, sad to say that even your least intelligent animals are smarter than some humans.

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#11 Apr 19, 2013
LAWEST100 wrote:
<quoted text>Hey there Lupy, sad to say that even your least intelligent animals are smarter than some humans.
True thing my brother, how're you Law?

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#12 Apr 19, 2013
LOL!

lawest, that's nasty.
However, i do admit that some humans are such bimbos.

I sometimes find myself worrying about them and how they manage to live on earth.

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#13 Apr 19, 2013
Lupyu, i still think humans( most of them,anyway) are smarter than dolphins

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#14 Apr 19, 2013
LetMeSee93 wrote:
Lupyu, i still think humans( most of them,anyway) are smarter than dolphins
You are free to think whatever you like.

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#15 Apr 19, 2013
yes i believe i am. However, u seem convinced that dolphins are smarter.
are u trying to tell us that u think they are smarter than u?
LOL!

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#16 Apr 19, 2013
LetMeSee93 wrote:
yes i believe i am. However, u seem convinced that dolphins are smarter.
are u trying to tell us that u think they are smarter than u?
LOL!
Well... as unlikely as that must seem, that's what the experts are saying :)

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#17 Apr 19, 2013
there is controversial info on that.
Some marine biologists may say dolphins are smarter but most dont agree.

The fact that we teach them how to do all sorts of stuff shows that in the end, we may indeed be the smarter ones here

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#18 Apr 20, 2013
Teaching dolphins to do things they don't need to know so they can perform for us for entertainment, does not make us smart, just selfish. Show us the controversial info then.

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#19 Apr 20, 2013
i agree with letmesee.
i also think that the info about dolphins being smarter may be overrated.

lupyu, it's true that making animals do things in order to entertain us is somewhat narcissistic.

however, as long as we dont abuse the animals or neglect to protect them, there's nothing wrong

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#20 Apr 20, 2013
andet1987 wrote:
also, dolphins are very popular because they interact with humans, and they have that somewhat smiling face.
Dogs interact with humans too, in such a way that they learn how to imitate their owners smile over time. It's true!:) That's why sometimes you can see a dog smiling.

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