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– 21 February 2012 Dolphins deserve to be treated as non-human "persons" whose rights to life and liberty should be respected, scientists meeting in Canada have been told. A small group of experts in philosophy, conservation and dolphin behaviour were canvassing support for a "Declaration of Rights for Cetaceans". They believe dolphins - and their whale cousins - are sufficiently intelligent and self-aware to justify the same ethical considerations given to humans.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a comic science fiction series created by Douglas Adams . Originally a radio comedy broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1978, later it was adapted to other formats, and over several years it gradually became an international multi-media phenomenon.
Douglas Noel Adams (11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001) was an English writer , humorist , and dramatist . He is best known as the author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy , which started life in 1978 as a BBC radio comedy before developing into a "trilogy" of five books that sold more than 15 million copies in his lifetime, a television series , several stage plays, comics, a computer game , and in 2005 a feature film . Adams's contribution to UK radio is commemorated in The Radio Academy 's Hall of Fame. [ 1 ] Adams also wrote Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (1987) and The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (1988), and co-wrote The Meaning of Liff (1983), Last Chance to See (1990), and three stories for the television series Doctor Who . A posthumous collection of his work, including an unfinished novel, was published as The Salmon of Doubt in 2002.