Library of Congress Catalog Number 61-9528
Copyright 1961 by John C. Lilly
Man and Dolphin is the story of research now going on that may mark the beginnings of a major scientific breakthrough: man's attempt to communicate with another species. Dr. Lilly's first experiments with cats and monkeys convinced him that he must find an animal with a brain of comparable size to human.
"Eventually it may be possible for humans to speak with another species. I have come to this conclusion after careful consideration of evidence gained through my research experiments with dolphins. If new scientific developements are to be made in this direction, however, certain changes in our basic orientation and philosophy will be necessary."
"We must strip ourselves, as far as possible, of our preconceptions about the relative place of Homo Sapiens in the scheme of nature."