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The dolphin who loved me
In the 1960s, Margaret Lovatt was part of a Nasa-funded project to communicate with dolphins. Soon she was living with 'Peter' 24 hours a day in a converted house. Christopher Riley reports on an experiment that went tragically wrong
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/08/the-dolphin-who-loved-me


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Tripper and flipper: Dr John Lilly, who started experimenting with LSD during the project. Photograph: Lilly Estate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_C._Lilly

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After Graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, Lilly decided to stay on as a member of the faculty working under Dr. Detlev Bronk for the Johnson Foundation, conducting top-priority military research for the airforce.

During World War II, Lilly researched the physiology of high-altitude flying and invented instruments for measuring gas pressure. After the war he trained in psychoanalysis at the University of Pennsylvania, where he began researching the physical structures of the brain and consciousness. In 1951 he published a paper showing how he could display patterns of brain electrical activity on a cathode ray display screen using electrodes he devised specially for insertion into a living brain. Furthermore, Lilly's work[7] on electrical stimulation of nervous system gave rise to biphasic charge balanced electrical stimulation pulses (later known as "Lilly's wave" or "Lilly's pulses"[8] ), which is currently an established approach to design of safe electrical stimulation in neuroprosthetics.[9]

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The dolphin who loved me
In the 1960s, Margaret Lovatt was part of a Nasa-funded project to communicate with dolphins. Soon she was living with 'Peter' 24 hours a day in a converted house. Christopher Riley reports on an experiment that went tragically wrong
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/08/the-dolphin-who-loved-me


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_C._Lilly

Interesting true story/with a wee bit of everything: Sex; Drugs; Mad Scientist's & Dolphins committing suicide & more...

Hey! the dopes in Dummy-Wood should make it into a crummy-dummy movie  ;)
"When the Truth was murdered:
Common Sense ran away..."

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think it has  Day of the Dolphin
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Day_of_the_Dolphin

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A brilliant and driven scientist, Jake Terrell, and his young and beautiful wife, Maggie, train dolphins to communicate with humans. This is done by teaching the dolphins to speak English in dolphin-like voices. Two of his dolphins, Alpha ("Fa") and Beta ("Bea"), are stolen by officials of the shadowy Franklin Foundation headed by Harold DeMilo (Fritz Weaver), the supportive backer of the Terrells' research. After the dolphins are kidnapped, an investigation by an undercover government agent for hire, Curtis Mahoney (Paul Sorvino), reveals that the Institute is planning to further train the dolphins to carry out a political assassination by having them place a limpet mine on the hull of the yacht of the President of the United States.