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The Carp That Talked

The Carp That Talked

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Published by John Mort
cutting edge ichthyology
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Published by: John Mort on Dec 22, 2010
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Copyright 2010 by John Mort
 Laboratory Techniques in the Initiation of Dialogues with Carp
(Cyprinus Carpio) 
Using Concrete Pools and Porcelain TubsFilled with Controlled Watery Media, a Preliminary Study; or,
 The Carp That Talked
By Dr. Seymour Lipwitz, Director, Fish Cultural DevelopmentCenter, Fayette, Missouri ABSTRACT: Man has long imagined that he is the only intelligent life-form extant. A principal manifestation of hisintelligence is the speech-making capacity. Research now suggests that the common sludgewater carp
(Cyprinus Carpio) 
in fact engages in “conversation” that is similar to, and
perhaps more sophisticated than, the saltwater dolphin. Theauthor develops a definitive means of initiating dialogues withcarp, reproduces some of the lexicon, and discussesramification for further research. Metatags: carp, Ma, Pa, porcelain tubsINTRODUCTIONIn 1993, nearly simultaneous to investigations underway todetermine the range of dolphin intelligence (Crippler, Eiling,3), Rodman suggested that he had often observed the commonsludgewater carp
(Cyprinus carpio) 
in the act of talking to itself (7). In 1995 Carter, in an article appearing in the
Georgia Sludgewater Review,
gave an account of his conversation witha somewhat precocious carp named Dianne. However,subsequent research questioned the professionalism (Stryker,1997) and even the good faith (Fly, 1998) of both men, further

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