This octopus/consciousness book, you guys.
First a chapter about how complex octopus color and patterns displays can be, ending with the revelation that octopus are COLOR BLIND.
Then a chapter on how human speech was internalized and became our inner monologue because we can hear ourselves speak (I'm super summarizing).
Followed by the fact that octopuses can't see most of what's on their skin, so they didn't develop that feedback loop that is an inner monologue.
@bridgebury which book is that?
@eskay8 Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea and the Deep Origins of Consciousness by Peter Godfrey-Smith. It's FASCINATING.
@bridgebury I will check it out. Octopuses are super cool. They're the only animal I don't eat for purely moral reasons (I'm aware that this is a little bit bananas)
@eskay8 I'm actually the same way. They're so much smarter than any other animal we eat on a regular basis. It's too close for comfort.
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