Can anyone believe it? Just when Darwin’s mob has electrified the corpse of the gene for intelligence in humans, we learn more about why octopus are—totally contrary to Darwin and not in conformity with anyone’s bureaucracy, quite intelligent.:
In one experiment, Anderson and his colleagues gave a female giant Pacific octopus named Billy a plastic bottle of herring with a childproof cap. In 55 minutes, she figured out that she needed to push and turn the lid simultaneously and was able to open it; with practice, she could do the trick in five minutes. An octopus can also learn to distinguish vertical from horizontal bars and the letter “V” from “W.”
There is no tree of intelligence.