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We’re making the planet a better place for cephalopods. It also helps that humans are busily destroying teleost populations. P.S. There’s a video at the link titled “8 reasons octopuses rule the oceans”. Don’t bother with it. It is 8 incredibly idiotic reasons that have nothing to do with their success. I felt stupider after…

Trapped in a cunning prison! Oh, no, what are you doing now? Foiled again!

Where do numbers come from?

When I was addressing this lunacy about how God exists because minds and mathematics are supernatural, I was also thinking about a related set of questions: biologically, how are numbers represented in the brain? How did this ability evolve? I knew there was some interesting work by Ramachandran on the representation of digits and numerical…

I usually only have good things to say about cephalopods, but it’s hard to avoid the truth here: vampire squid aren’t exactly beauty queens.

This is an echinoderm, a feather star, out for a swim. (via Owl Mirror)