SAN DIEGO (March 12, 2012) Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, receives a capabilities brief on the U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program by Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU). U.S. Navy photo by Joshua Scott.
I came across this photo on Military Photos dot net the other day, and I got this idea in my head that this is exactly what dolphins were designed to do. That is, they are genetically engineered creatures. A long time ago (10,000 years? 100,000 years? A million years?) a previous civilization on this planet got involved in a conflict and decided they needed some underwater people (beings?) for some kind of work. Exploring maybe, or spying, or maybe even mine detection, and so they created dolphins. Yes, I know there is isn't any evidence of such a thing, but then we don't have much evidence of anything from a million years ago. There may not have been any people like us, but that's not to say there weren't people of some kind out wandering around, picking fights with their neighbors, and cooking up elaborate schemes to do them in.