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Originally posted by randyvs
And a Great White would probably say the same about you.
[edit on 4-1-2010 by randyvs]
Originally posted by TruthxIsxInxThexMist
Are you being sarcastic or should i add you to my 'foe' list?
Originally posted by December_Rain
Don't feed trolls like him.
Originally posted by nixie_nox
Wow. How original. You come up with that all by yourself?
Originally posted by Sky watcher
Your confusing the fish from the Porpoise.
Originally posted by survivor
yes it's great to be a highly advanced consciouseness such as a human being
Originally posted by daveinok
reply to post by Jezus
Apparently sarcasm is lost on you. My point was that the idea that every living thing should be granted "rights" is just plain silly. That being said, I still think my phone is smarter than most animals.
Originally posted by nerbot
All "persons" are human by definition so to say we should treat dolphins like "non-human persons" is stupid imo and does nothing to help these beautiful creatures.
Damn grant-grabbing scientists, how much did it cost to come to an illogical conclusion like this?
"A person is a legal concept both permitting rights to and imposing duties on one by law"
For example, a Legal Person is the same as a Corporation. A Corporation is not a Human Being.
That way, what the scientists mean is that, by creating a new variety of the concept of person in the Law, they can guarantee some rights for the dolphins, to protect them and punish those who harm them.
Originally posted by Bobbox1980
If you believed dolphins to be self aware like humans would you still be ok with killing and eating them?
If you would be that pretty much makes you ok with murder, in other words you'd find it ok to murder other species even if they are as aware as humans simply because they aren't human.
With brains the same size as humans I think it is arrogant to think dolphins are not self aware, sapient, like humans are.
P.S. Are you japanese?
Originally posted by djusdjus
who are these "scientists" I keep reading about? lol
Marino and Reiss will present their findings at a conference in San Diego, California, next month, concluding that the new evidence about dolphin intelligence makes it morally repugnant to mistreat them.
Thomas White, professor of ethics at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, who has written a series of academic studies suggesting dolphins should have rights, will speak at the same conference.
So, you see, it´s not really the same as just creating a law to protect animals, because animals dont have the same level of rights as persons.
So by your logic people with mental development problems should be treated like animals? Nice person!