Study Reveals Dolphins Lack Capacity To Mock Celebrity Culture

By Carl Zimmer
May 13, 2010 2:10 PMMay 21, 2019 6:00 PM


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Here's a brilliant piece of science-writing satire from the Onion. I find it particularly funny because I've been writing a lot recently about the evolution of human uniqueness. It's so easy to mix up "unique" with "totally awesome." The conflation flatters my readers, and myself. That's the sort of self-importance that great satire can deflate so quickly.

[Hat tip, Ed Yong]

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