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The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness

I read The Soul of an Octopus. It offers a unique glimpse into the closest thing we have to intelligent aliens on our planet. Octopus cannot be more different than us, yet are also strangely similar. “Sy Montgomery explores the emotional and physical world of the octopus—a surprisingly complex, intelligent, and spirited creature—and the remarkable connections it makes with humans…The intelligence of dogs, birds, and chimpanzees was only recently accepted by scientists, who now are establishing the intelligence of the octopus, watching them solve problems and deciphering the meaning of their color-changing camouflage techniques.” It makes one contemplate our shared humanity, and common existence on this planet.

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