Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Intelligent Life is All Around Us -- Re-Launching This Blog, With a New Purpose

To me, one of the most important aspects of Kimba The White Lion is the gateway it provides for awakening people to the intelligent animal societies that exist throughout our world. To promote that aspect, one of my favorite pages on my site, and one that I desperately need to expand, is the one bearing the title Intelligent Life Is All Around Us. Toward that goal, I will be posting examples here.

On today's morning edition of Paul Harvey News And Comment, we heard the story of the Phillipine man who was saved by dolphins and whales. You can read the full story at this link: http://preview.tinyurl.com/DophinsSaveFisherman. The gist of the story is that the man's boat capsized far from shore, he was bleeding and later passed out, and a pod of dolphins pushed him to shore while a pair of whales helped keep sharks away. I think no one can deny the intelligence and benevolence shown by these animals.

Strangely, on the radio Paul Harvey Jr. portrayed the man as an enemy of dolphins, emphasizing that he was a tuna fisherman, and that dolphins frequently die in tuna nets. In the newspaper story linked above, it says that the man is “a dolphin warden and a spotter who locates the presence of dolphins whenever there are guests on dolphin-watching tours, and he is involved mainly in collecting garbage in the areas frequented by dolphins, to prevent the animals from eating these and being poisoned by the plastics floating around.”

Does it make the story more amazing if the man was an enemy? Would it be more amazing if we were told he worked to help the dolphins? Isn't it enough to be aware that an act of love and kindness is possible from the intelligent life all around us?

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