[extropy-chat] List of silly misconceptions
major at audry2.com
Wed Feb 18 14:43:39 UTC 2004
"Robert J. Bradbury" <bradbury at aeiveos.com> writes:
> > I've heard that dolphins can be mean sons-a-bitches
> > too, but no firsthand knowledge.
> I've heard stories to this effect as well -- but it seems
> more like it is not so much being mean as being playful.
> E.g., lets play with this baby shark or baby fish, etc.
A is not likely to be well regarded by B if B regards A as food.
A is not likely to be well regarded by B if B responds as one might
expect when A regards B's young as food.
Fish (including sharks) are regarded as food by dolphins and sharks
probably threaten dolphin's young (though I do not know this for a
Sharks fear dolphins (for good reason).
For the rest of us dolphins are good neighbors given to playful pranks
like tossing you off your surfboard but definitely not "mean
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