Exploring the idea of consciousness in octopus


Peter Godfrey-Smith has published a book titled, “The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness”. It explores one of the most curious creatures of the underwater world and the idea of their consciousness. Carl Safina, ocean conservationist, reviews the book for the New York Times and in doing so composes a wonderful story that is in and of itself worth reading.

This is probably the closest we will come to meeting an intelligent alien. When seeking other minds, we find that the minds of cephalopods are the most other of all.

Read the full article here.