Octopus - SmartyPants???

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  1. nyoctopuslady

    nyoctopuslady Larval Mass Registered

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    Tonmo - you are so smart with all these facts. Is it true that an octopus is smarter than a dog or a cat??? :twisted: :shock: :bugout:
     
  2. NickA5582

    NickA5582 Sepia elegans Registered

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    I read in one of the old threads that octos are the 9th smartest creature on Earth; ahead of squirrels but not as "smart" as dogs or cats, who just sit around, lick themselves, and sleep all day.
     
  3. Burstsovenergy24

    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Yes it is true octopuses are generally smarter than dogs (and cats, how could they say a cat is smarter than an octopus? :shock: :roll: ). Nick's line on dogs and cats is absolutely correct. :twisted:
     
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    Someone should arrange for a game of chess to be played between a dog or cat and an octopus. Who would demonstrate superior strategic thinking?
     
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    The dog would, some can be smart but most are idiots. Or it would eat the octopus.
     
  6. Burstsovenergy24

    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    What if it played against a Blue Ring? :twisted:
     
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    That would be fun to watch.

    :twisted:
     
  8. Melissa

    Melissa Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Some days, sitting around and sleeping seems like the smartest thing anyone could do. I know my cat will never be as good at problem solving as any cephalopod. There's no problem she can't sleep through.

    Melissa
     
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    I don't know whether this is true or how they proved it but from a docu it said they're about as smart as a dog, no mention of cats.
     
  10. Burstsovenergy24

    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Have you ever heard of a dog using experience? :?:

    Besides training...
     
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    What are these comparisons of intelligence based on? How comprehensive are they? I crave actual data.
     
  12. WhiteKiboko

    WhiteKiboko Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    When it comes to Pop science shows or more often the Internet, an opinion is often the only fact you need... :roll:

    I still think a mirror is a good test of intelligence, but its yes/no.... :|
     
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    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    But what if you had never seen you face, how would you know what it looked like?
     
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    WhiteKiboko Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    It's not a matter of instantly recognizing yourself, but coming to a realization that the creature staring back is actually yourself.... only a handful of primates are actually capable of this....
     
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    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Do you get bonus IQ points for shrieks of dismay once the realization hits?

    :cyclops:
     
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    WhiteKiboko Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    Only for those of us whose visage is a crime against humanity..... Namely me and my degenerate pals....

    :cthulhu:
     
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    If Im not wrong only chimps and orang utans can do that, can dolphins do that too?
     
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    I dont remember about dolphins, but i do want to say yes.....
     
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    They're supposedly more intelligent than the rest right? Octopuses and cuttles certainly don't pass the test, they simply start displaying colours.
     
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    We got into that in one of the threads from last year... i want to say it was a pakoc-type base thread but i dunno.... i remember the discussion started along the lines of eating "intelligent" creatures....
     

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