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Thread: Should dolphins be considered non-human persons?

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    Re: Should dolphins be considered non-human persons?

    I saw this thread and I thought to myself...I bet Solace started it.
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    Re: Should dolphins be considered non-human persons?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelzie View Post
    I saw this thread and I thought to myself...I bet Solace started it.
    If it is a lame thread with a stupid poll...odds are high Solace started it.
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    Re: Should dolphins be considered non-human persons?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    If it is a lame thread with a stupid poll...odds are high Solace started it.
    Almost as high as the odds that he won't respond to any of the posts!
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    Re: Should dolphins be considered non-human persons?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    as soon as they start considering a fetus a non-person human...
    That was nearly the dumbest thing you could have said, next to something like "The Jews Control the Moon."

    What is the relevance of that to dolphin sentience? You're simply, blatantly, and ineptly trying to derail this thread along partisan lines.

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    Re: Should dolphins be considered non-human persons?

    What's a non-human person anyway?
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    Re: Should dolphins be considered non-human persons?

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    Dolphins, like apes and any other non-humans, should only be recognized as persons and given the rights thereof when they are capable of effectively demanding that we do so. Until they are capable of functioning as persons within our society, there is no reason that our society should award them any special recognition whatsoever.
    It's not their fault that they evolved with flippers.

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    Re: Should dolphins be considered non-human persons?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    What's a non-human person anyway?
    A politician?
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    Re: Should dolphins be considered non-human persons?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelzie View Post
    A politician?
    An attorney.

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    Re: Should dolphins be considered non-human persons?

    Quote Originally Posted by Le Marteau View Post
    That was nearly the dumbest thing you could have said, next to something like "The Jews Control the Moon."

    What is the relevance of that to dolphin sentience? You're simply, blatantly, and ineptly trying to derail this thread along partisan lines.
    yeah...right. I just find it funny that some people are more willing to give more rights to a dolphin than to a developing human.
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    Re: Should dolphins be considered non-human persons?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    yeah...right. I just find it funny that some people are more willing to give more rights to a dolphin than to a developing human.
    A fetus at 24 weeks is substantially less intelligent than a full-grown dolphin.

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