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(Daily Mail)   Forget the planet of the apes; we need to worry about the planet of the octopuses. So say researchers who are probably just looking for a way to get some ink   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 95
    More: Unlikely, vertebrates, Animals, invertebrates, octopus, cephalopods, apes, long-term memories, animal testing  
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2013-11-02 12:09:35 AM  
Finally, someone else ro talk to. fark those rapist dolphins.
 
2013-11-02 12:10:17 AM  
They're smart, but they also taste good, unlike chimp meat.
 
2013-11-02 12:10:33 AM  
Octopi.
 
2013-11-02 12:10:51 AM  
It's a trap...
 
2013-11-02 12:11:40 AM  

Elmo Jones: Octopi.


Krakenen.
 
2013-11-02 12:12:20 AM  

Elmo Jones: Octopi.


What does this have to do with Nadia Suleman's vag?
 
2013-11-02 12:12:49 AM  

a particular individual: Elmo Jones: Octopi.

Krakenen.


C'Thulhupalooza.
 
2013-11-02 12:13:57 AM  
And then you realize that 50% or more of the population of the Western World get their science from publications like the Daily Mail. And you just have to bang your head against the table and weep for humanity.
 
2013-11-02 12:14:33 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Elmo Jones: Octopi.

What does this have to do with Nadia Suleman's vag?


Why would you DO THAT? I thought we were cool.

/that image makes me sick to my ass
 
2013-11-02 12:15:42 AM  
img.pandawhale.com
 
2013-11-02 12:15:43 AM  
1.cdn.nhle.com
 
2013-11-02 12:20:21 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-11-02 12:25:35 AM  
Intelligence is only one half of the equation that brought humanity to the fore-front.  The other half is socialization.  You need to be able to communicate ideas between individuals before the run-away benefits of intelligence to a species can come to fruition.

We're lucky we descended from tribal territorial chimps.
 
2013-11-02 12:27:21 AM  
I find it very difficult to believe that an animal with a lifespan of about 3 years is going to cause us much trouble...especially considering both parents are dead by the time their offspring are hatched.
 
2013-11-02 12:28:06 AM  
Too late.
www.chiark.greenend.org.uk
They've already evolved.
 
2013-11-02 12:29:26 AM  
legendoflaura.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-11-02 12:29:47 AM  
Jesus Christ. Even Attention Whoring fish do that duck lip thing.
 
2013-11-02 12:30:01 AM  

ikanreed: Intelligence is only one half of the equation that brought humanity to the fore-front.  The other half is socialization.  You need to be able to communicate ideas between individuals before the run-away benefits of intelligence to a species can come to fruition.

We're lucky we descended from tribal territorial chimps.


You also need an endoskeleton, which cephalopods don't have. Crows are never going to be the dominant species on this planet, nor will dolphins, octopodes, or any number of other animals. We humans hit the evolutionary jackpot with our endoskeletons, opposable thumbs, tribal groupings, and ability to live in any climate.
 
2013-11-02 12:30:25 AM  
I read this week that scientist find it unlikely that alien species will have evolved under water because of the inability to smelt metal. That might have just applied to spacefaring aliens, so the octopi will kill us but not reach space.
 
2013-11-02 12:31:55 AM  

Elmo Jones: Octopi.


Octopodes.
 
2013-11-02 12:35:33 AM  

HotWingAgenda: ikanreed: Intelligence is only one half of the equation that brought humanity to the fore-front.  The other half is socialization.  You need to be able to communicate ideas between individuals before the run-away benefits of intelligence to a species can come to fruition.

We're lucky we descended from tribal territorial chimps.

You also need an endoskeleton, which cephalopods don't have. Crows are never going to be the dominant species on this planet, nor will dolphins, octopodes, or any number of other animals. We humans hit the evolutionary jackpot with our endoskeletons, opposable thumbs, tribal groupings, and ability to live in any climate.


I don't know about that last one. My wife says she's either freezing to death or melting in anything outside a temperature band frim 72 to 75.
 
2013-11-02 12:38:21 AM  

cygnusx13: HotWingAgenda: ikanreed: Intelligence is only one half of the equation that brought humanity to the fore-front.  The other half is socialization.  You need to be able to communicate ideas between individuals before the run-away benefits of intelligence to a species can come to fruition.

We're lucky we descended from tribal territorial chimps.

You also need an endoskeleton, which cephalopods don't have. Crows are never going to be the dominant species on this planet, nor will dolphins, octopodes, or any number of other animals. We humans hit the evolutionary jackpot with our endoskeletons, opposable thumbs, tribal groupings, and ability to live in any climate.

I don't know about that last one. My wife says she's either freezing to death or melting in anything outside a temperature band frim 72 to 75.


Buy her one of these:

Link
 
2013-11-02 12:38:57 AM  
artsintherightplace.files.wordpress.com

"Boo-yah!"
 
2013-11-02 12:39:02 AM  

HotWingAgenda: cygnusx13: HotWingAgenda: ikanreed: Intelligence is only one half of the equation that brought humanity to the fore-front.  The other half is socialization.  You need to be able to communicate ideas between individuals before the run-away benefits of intelligence to a species can come to fruition.

We're lucky we descended from tribal territorial chimps.

You also need an endoskeleton, which cephalopods don't have. Crows are never going to be the dominant species on this planet, nor will dolphins, octopodes, or any number of other animals. We humans hit the evolutionary jackpot with our endoskeletons, opposable thumbs, tribal groupings, and ability to live in any climate.

I don't know about that last one. My wife says she's either freezing to death or melting in anything outside a temperature band frim 72 to 75.

Buy her one of these:

Link


Dammit.

http://www.wired.com/design/2013/10/an-ingenious-wristband-that-keeps - your-body-at-the-perfect-temperature-no-ac-required/
 
2013-11-02 12:40:24 AM  
My bet is on Raccoons.

They're smart have a thumb to manipulate things. They can pick locks open trash cans, solve puzzles and cause lots of damage if they really want too; plus they're a bit of an asshole.
 
2013-11-02 12:43:36 AM  

Elmo Jones: a particular individual: Elmo Jones: Octopi.

Krakenen.

C'Thulhupalooza.


syrynxx: Elmo Jones: Octopi.

Octopodes.


Takos.
 
2013-11-02 12:45:19 AM  

optikeye: My bet is on Raccoons.


i.imgur.com
 
2013-11-02 12:49:15 AM  
I've always firmly believed that if any strange asteroid blasted alien DNA onto the planet it was what made octopodes
 
2013-11-02 12:50:16 AM  

whatshisname: And then you realize that 50% or more of the population of the Western World get their science from publications like the Daily Mail. And you just have to bang your head against the table and weep for humanity.


media.tumblr.com

/metal health will drive you mad
 
2013-11-02 12:55:17 AM  

Cataholic: I find it very difficult to believe that an animal with a lifespan of about 3 years is going to cause us much trouble...especially considering both parents are dead by the time their offspring are hatched.


Then there's the  Larger Pacific Striped Octopus. It's been described as "social." Intelligence plus sociability look like the key elements of culture. In a few million years something like this could come to dominate shallow waters around the world. Of course we'll all be gone by then so, no worries.
 
2013-11-02 12:58:42 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Elmo Jones: Octopi.

What does this have to do with Nadia Suleman's vag?



gifrific.com
 
2013-11-02 12:58:55 AM  
its already planet of the apes...

the only people in denial about this are the 95% of the planet that believe in religion.
 
2013-11-02 01:01:28 AM  

BokerBill: Cataholic: I find it very difficult to believe that an animal with a lifespan of about 3 years is going to cause us much trouble...especially considering both parents are dead by the time their offspring are hatched.

Then there's the  Larger Pacific Striped Octopus. It's been described as "social." Intelligence plus sociability look like the key elements of culture. In a few million years something like this could come to dominate shallow waters around the world. Of course we'll all be gone by then so, no worries.


That was fascinating; thanks.
 
2013-11-02 01:03:41 AM  
HotWingAgenda:
You also need an endoskeleton, which cephalopods don't have. Crows are never going to be the dominant species on this planet, nor will dolphins, octopodes, or any number of other animals. We humans hit the evolutionary jackpot with our endoskeletons, opposable thumbs, tribal groupings, and ability to live in any climate.

I think the octopi have us beat there, what with having 8 dextrous appendages to our measly two.  And they live a medium which covers about 70% of the world's surface, easily up around the Arctic Circle, too.  Humans are only up in the snowy areas of the globe because we've got knives to skin things and fire to stay warm with.

 If they lived longer than a few years the cephalopods would probably be rolling around the dry land in self-propelled aquaria hunting apes for trophies.
 
2013-11-02 01:04:42 AM  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7yQ9Yf6mO4

about 9:50 and 19 minutes in...


and you can see "squibbons" in the last section of this clip

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cl9uVbkj1Iw
 
2013-11-02 01:12:51 AM  
aren't squids the ones with the ink?
 
2013-11-02 01:16:32 AM  

Bonzo_1116: Humans are only up in the snowy areas of the globe because we've got knives to skin things and fire to stay warm with.


And cephalopods only live in cold climates because they've evolved the ability to withstand cold, what's your point? What a silly thing to say. You act as if the ability to make sophisticated tools and fire is a small thing; it is not. It is unique in the roughly 3.5 billion year history of life on Earth.
 
2013-11-02 01:17:38 AM  

Bucky Katt: aren't squids the ones with the ink?


Link
 
2013-11-02 01:19:04 AM  

Cataholic: I find it very difficult to believe that an animal with a lifespan of about 3 years is going to cause us much trouble...especially considering both parents are dead by the time their offspring are hatched.


And it's not like we compete with them for living space.
 
2013-11-02 01:21:16 AM  
Someone watched The Future is Wild recently...
 
2013-11-02 01:24:29 AM  

malaktaus: You act as if the ability to make sophisticated tools and fire is a small thing; it is not. It is unique in the roughly 3.5 billion year history of life on Earth.


True, but it's kind of hard to make fire under water.
 
2013-11-02 01:25:37 AM  

Bonzo_1116: And they live a medium which covers about 70% of the world's surface, easily up around the Arctic Circle, too.


There are polar octopodes? That sounds badass.
 
2013-11-02 01:27:41 AM  

a particular individual: malaktaus: You act as if the ability to make sophisticated tools and fire is a small thing; it is not. It is unique in the roughly 3.5 billion year history of life on Earth.

True, but it's kind of hard to make fire under water.


Eegads, I just realized it - the Octopodes are in league with the Lizard People and they're behind climate change deniers!  Those cold blooded lizards and octopi want the temperature of the earth to rise so that they can spread unheeded throughout areas that are currently to cold for them!
 
2013-11-02 01:32:27 AM  

Cyno01: Someone watched The Future is Wild recently...


This.

kk.org
 
2013-11-02 01:32:39 AM  
More mimic octupi!!
 
2013-11-02 01:34:55 AM  

a particular individual: malaktaus: You act as if the ability to make sophisticated tools and fire is a small thing; it is not. It is unique in the roughly 3.5 billion year history of life on Earth.

True, but it's kind of hard to make fire under water.


Pfft.

finetooning.files.wordpress.com


But seriously, have any deep sea animals ever been observed cooking their food over thermal vents?

Because cooked food is more efficiently digested its theorized we were able to devote more biological resources to brain development when we started eating cooked food...
 
2013-11-02 01:39:27 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: Cyno01: Someone watched The Future is Wild recently...

This.

[kk.org image 450x320]


It was the squibbon that was the one that was supposed to evolve into a higher life form.

http://futureworld.wikispaces.com/Squibbon

A couple weeks ago me and a buddy got really stoned and watched that whole series and Alien Planet. That was a fun day of speculative evolutionary biology.
 
2013-11-02 01:41:56 AM  
www.strangeorwhat.com
 
2013-11-02 01:47:43 AM  
Well and good, but until squids and octupi think of a way to live longer, they can go in my belly.
 
2013-11-02 01:47:51 AM  
i14.photobucket.com
 
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