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Author Topic: Does Octopus Have A Soul  (Read 713 times)
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« on: May 23, 2015, 01:40:54 am »

Steampunk's Favorite Animal Might Be A Conscious Being :
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/05/22/does-the-octopus-have-a-soul.html

Anyway, i always suspected than man was only at the third place in the dominant species palmares after hive insects and cetaceans, so giving a 2nd place aexquo to octopi is not so far off to me.
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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2015, 01:44:06 am »



I don't know about a soul, but they are VERY smart and fun.
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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2015, 11:08:56 am »

I have no doubt that Cephalopoda have to potential to evolve into sentient-dominant species, perhaps if we as humans have not left the planet in to much disorder after our departure, such might treat it move gently. 
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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2015, 01:46:18 pm »

Of course not; that's why they try to steal ours...Wink
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« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2015, 05:58:10 pm »

They don't have feet, so of course they don't have soles.

Oh, wait…
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« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2015, 06:03:58 pm »

Could you please explain what a soul is?
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« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2015, 06:12:32 pm »

Their arms are able to operate independently of the body, so not only do they have a soul, they have 9 souls.
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« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2015, 07:48:34 am »

my favorite octopus story:
the octopods were kept in one tank, shrimp in another on the other side of the lab.
shrimp kept disappearing.
cameras were installed, and caught the octopi climbing out of their tank, crossing the lab, eating shrimp, then returning to their own tank.

As a kid, I had a Time/Life book that said octopus had a memory retention of only a few minutes.  I think not!
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« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2015, 05:04:33 am »

my favorite octopus story:
the octopods were kept in one tank, shrimp in another on the other side of the lab.
shrimp kept disappearing.
cameras were installed, and caught the octopi climbing out of their tank, crossing the lab, eating shrimp, then returning to their own tank.

As a kid, I had a Time/Life book that said octopus had a memory retention of only a few minutes.  I think not!

Ask the octopus where the shrimp have gone.  If he can't remember, then his memory is short!  But must likely the octopus is lying, as he knows perfectly well what he did with the shrimp.  The short memory is just a front to hide their plans of world domination, a predicted by Chtulhu's prophecy.
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