Among Dolphins, Tool-Using Handymen Are Women: In a Sign of Animal Ingenuity, the Marine Mammals -- and One Cross-Dresser -- Are Seen Making Hunting Implements
In the deep, lucid channels of Australia's Shark Bay, wild bottlenose dolphins have discovered tools, raising provocative questions about the origins of intelligent behavior, the nature of learning and the birth of technology.
There, dolphins in one extended family routinely use sponges to protect their noses as they forage for fish hidden in the abrasive seafloor sand, Georgetown University scientists reported earlier this month.
As best the researchers can tell, a single dolphin may have invented the technique relatively recently and taught it to her kin. The simple innovation dramatically changed their behavior, hunting habits and social life, the researchers found. Those that adopted it became loners who spend much more time on the hunt than others and dive more deeply in search of prey. The sponging dolphins teach the technique to all their young, but only the females seem to grasp the idea. (Picture, quote: Courtesy of WSJonline.)
Does the ability to learn and adapt short-term to our ever-changing environment affect survival? Our personal survival? Our progenies' survival?
Be an... E V O L V E R.
Be teachable -- receptive to guidance.
The technology for disease reversal and the tools for lifespan extension already exist. Take advantage! Don't be a de-evolver. Or worse... extinct.
Don't struggle, failing to learn life's soft lessons.
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Stop slowing killing your kids... Here's Richard's take on this topic... (and... we have all been there!)
--Grain-free eating (no wheat, no corn/rice, no gluten)
--Going Eat Wild (grassfed meat, wild seafood) and grain-free
--Grafting functional and muscle intense movement into your life
--Globally assessing health markers and optimizing to your specific youthful levels
--Guard against toxins (environmental, dietary, pharmaceutical, mind, etc)