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Old April 23 2013, 08:21 PM   #7
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Re: Commander Hwiii, cetacean intelligence, and the Young Wizards

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Agreed. I have never understood why so many folks seem to have a problem with this concept.
Me too. It's weird how many Trek fans I've encountered online who are hostile to the idea that an intelligent alien species exists right here on Earth in real life. You'd think SF fans would find that thrilling.
Maybe 70s-80s dolphin/whale adoration tainted that idea? I do know that the Japanese had a pretty hilarious dolphin in Mars Daybreak (with power armor too!).
Did they serve it with soy sauce later ?

I believe David Brin's Uplift novels feature dolphins given greater intelligence by humanity and no-one sneers at them ! They also feature an ancestor race The Progenitors, responsible for evolving other species and a federation of these species. Sounds quite Trekky !

I'd like to see Hwiii and co. again in Treklit. Come on authors !
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