Tuesday, June 24, 2008

How Smart Is the Octopus?

Bright enough to do the moving-rock trick.

Aristotle didn't have a high opinion of the octopus. "The octopus is a stupid creature," he wrote, "for it will approach a man's hand if it be lowered in the water." Twenty-four centuries later, this "stupid" creature is enjoying a much better reputation. YouTube is loaded with evidence of what some might call octopus intelligence.

Read the rest of this really cool Slate article here...

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