[extropy-chat] List of silly misconceptions
extropy at audry2.com
Thu Feb 19 03:11:31 UTC 2004
Mike Lorrey <mlorrey at yahoo.com> writes:
> > definitely not "mean sons-a-bitches".
> This is not entirely so. Any resort that has a 'play with the dolphins'
> program strictly warns women who are pregnant or having their period
> that they should not get in the water. The dolphins can smell blood
> from the womb and can hear the heartbeat of a fetus, and are extremely
> unreliable around such women. Sometimes they will crowd around a
> pregnant woman to the exclusion of the other tourists, even harassing
> tourists that get close to the woman, other times they will try to push
> a woman out of the pool, apparently for fear that her blood will
> attract sharks.
This sounds like the dolphins intend to protect the woman and/or her
unborn. Even if they were to accidentally do harm in the process that
would hardly class them as "mean sons-a-bitches".
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