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The cephalopods; squids, octopus, cuttlefish, animal brains separated from our own by 500 million years of evolution. Why then is their perception of the world so aligned with our own, with octopus making tools from shells, playfully shooting out aquarium lights with jets of water and leading divers by the hand to explore their environment?
Philosopher and diver Peter Godfrey-Smith shines a beguiling light on these magnificent creatures, revealing mesmeric parallels between our behaviour and theirs. At question is the basic evolution of consciousness and our own hubris: if faced with truly remarkable, but entirely alien intelligence, would we even recognise it?
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