Monday, April 14, 2008

Dolphin's Discovery Channel


...Although the homo sapiens is by far the species that most widely manipulates materials in it's environment to create tools, there is a curious aspect to this inventiveness. The male creates or brings home a tool with the intent of using it to say, repair their habitat. The female however, is the most creative of all, for she has figured out more ways to use the tools for new and unique purposes the original tool maker never imagined.
Take this mother homo sapiens for example. She is using two tools, normally used by her species to prepare food, to clean up after her young. The younglings have playfully smashed what is called a boiled egg, shell and all, and thrust it into a hole. This hole is normally used to drain water out of the dwelling. This might not seem important to the dolphin, but remember that the homo sapiens cannot live in an underwater habitat.
Since the young had previously dropped a spherical plaything into the hole, the smashed food completely plugged the orifice, causing water to build up in a receptacle immediately surrounding it, and threatening to overflow into the dwelling. The mother quickly remembers all the objects in her habitat with her astounding visual memory, and mentally calculates their possible use in the given circumstances. She then retrieves these two tools normally used in food preparation. They have just the shape and consistency to scoop up the offending substance, thus unplugging the vital hole. The male of the species most likely would simply avoid the hole and close off the water supply into the habitat until he dehydrates and the young would insist on letting the water run in continually and try to adjust to an underwater habitat. It is apparent that the species would not survive without the adult female.

4 comments:

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

I'm thinking the male species would probably turn off the water, disassemble every bit of plumbing in the home trying to reach the clog, realize that he couldn't find it, try to reassemble the plumbing only to discover that he doesn't know how, and end up calling a plumber to fix what woman could have fixed in under 14 seconds. For free.

Good job!

carrie & troy keiser said...

You have a way with words, my friend! thanks for the visual your words conjure! :)

Kellan said...

Yes - "It is apparent that the species would not survive without the adult female." - so true!

Hope you are doing well - have a good day - Kellan

caramama said...

Woo hooo for the adult female homo sapiens!! We are so smart!