Books: Speak to Me!

THE MIND OF THE DOLPHIN: A NONHUMAN INTELLIGENCE by John Cunningham Lilly, M.D. 310 pages. Doubleday, $5.95.

Like Dr. John Dolittle, Dr. John Lilly is possessed by the idea that humans can and should learn to communicate with other species. To that end, he has spent the past several years learning about bottlenose dolphins, the species that he believes will eventually make the breakthrough.

Why dolphins? Lilly explains that the brain of the seagoing mammal, which is 20% to 40% larger than man's, seems to be at least as complex in structure. This, as well as the dolphin's clever mannerisms, suggests to...

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