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Saturday, February 16, 2019
The god of octopi
First, a quote within a quote: >>>The very biology of the octopus precludes any idealistic or dualistic conception of consciousness: “In an octopus, the nervous system as a whole is a more relevant object than the brain: it’s not clear where the brain itself begins and ends, and the nervous system runs all through the body. The octopus is suffused with nervousness; the body is not a separate thing that is controlled by the brain or nervous system.” This leads him to the conclusion that “The octopus lives outside the usual brain/body divide.”>>> So if octopi would create a religion, it would be a pantheistic form of Haeckelian monism? Hmmm....