Octopus - SmartyPants???

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

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

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

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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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