Month: January 2016

Why the Essex Sinking is NOT the Template for Moby Dick

Have you heard that the classic novel Moby Dick, is inspired by a true story? Have you also heard that story was the sinking of the Essex? If so, you got the first one right, and the mistake in the second is

Posted in Whaling

The 30 Most intelligent Animal Genera

Recently, I gave a provisional list of Earth’s ten most intelligent animals. That was my interpretation of the best available data as of late 2015. Here I will repeat those ten below for your convenience. 1 Sperm whale 2 Human 3 Killer whale 4 Pilot

Posted in Intelligence