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People are saying great things about the film, My Octopus Teacher

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A guy makes friends with an octopus that appears to be about as friendly as a dog.

Now, the octopus is a remarkably intelligent animal. But here’s the interesting thing: The octopus is related to some plenty stupid animals. That guy might not have had as much luck with a clam.

See, for example: Is the octopus a second genesis of intelligence? Can its strange powers provide insights for robotics or the human mind?

and

Scientists clash over why octopuses are smart. New findings show, the brainy seafood breaks all the rules about why some life forms are smart.

There is a lot of intelligence in nature.

8 Replies to “People are saying great things about the film, My Octopus Teacher

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    Bob O'H says:

    Now, the octopus is a remarkably intelligent animal. But here’s the interesting thing: The octopus is related to some plenty stupid animals. That guy might not have had as much luck with a clam.

    To be fair, humans are also related to some pretty stupid animals too.

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    ET says:

    Bob O’H:

    To be fair, humans are also related to some pretty stupid animals too.

    Yes, they may be related to someone who uses “also” and “too” in the same sentence. 😛 Or people who use “where” and “at” in the same sentence.

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    jerry says:

    who uses “also” and “too” in the same sentence.

    Emphasis is sometimes appropriate.

    The reason for the comment is that it is the first comment box I found open. Now to see if comment shuts it down.

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    ET says:

    In what way does using “also” and “too” together add emphasis?

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    jerry says:

    In what way does using “also” and “too” together add emphasis?

    The words “also” and “too” are essentially the same idea so the use of both is repetition. Repetition is often used for emphasis.

    This comment box works.

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    ET says:

    Repetition is also used by people too stupid to understand that they are repeating the concept. “Where you at?” vs “Where are you?”.

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    kairosfocus says:

    ET, with all fairness, BO’H has long since shown his capability. Kindly turn down voltage on personalities. KF

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    ET says:

    Yes, Bob O’H has shown he is incapable of logic and reasoning.

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