WHO ARE THE “PEOPLE OF THE SEA”?
Long has it been known (or at least suspected) that dolphins carry an intelligence on par with or, in certain respects, even exceeding our own. For those who are advocates of dolphins and whales, this fact is leaned on heavily to make the argument to protect them. I would suggest that, yes, they have this vast intelligence (that we know about in part from scientific study of the anatomy of their brains),but to my mind, that is not the most significant factor. WHAT THEY DO WITH THEIR INTELLIGENCE . . . now THAT is worth studying and learning from.
At this point, we only have inklings about what they are using their intelligence in service of, but the inklings are sufficient to make the wise ones of us interested in being their students. In a way, referring to them as “the people of the sea” is not quite accurate except in terms of intelligence and good will. They are “people plus.” They are us raised to an ethical standard that the masses of humanity do not yet carry, so it appears. They seem to be showing us “what is next” where being a human is concerned. I could make quite a case for this perception but that would be a book in itself.
For now, I will leave it as, dolphins are “people plus”, but guess what? People are “dolphins plus.” This is not a one way street. There is something the human race carries that is of just as much significance to the dolphin and whales and their well being as what they offer us. That is the crux of the great mystery... what is offered from both sides, and to that mystery, I point you, in this website.