Jesus's middle name is Hume! Caution: Some NSFW images within!

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“I have long been an admirer of the octopus. The cephalopods are very old, and they have slipped, protean through many shapes. They are the wisest of the mollusks, and I have always felt it to be just as well for us that they never came ashore,…"

‘The Snout’ – Loren Eisley, “The Immense Journey” (1957)
 
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“I have long been an admirer of the octopus. The cephalopods are very old, and they have slipped, protean through many shapes. They are the wisest of the mollusks, and I have always felt it to be just as well for us that they never came ashore,…"

‘The Snout’ – Loren Eisley, “The Immense Journey” (1957)
that last bit: yep. Things would have destroyed humanity if they ever got past prey level of the food chain. There is actually one colony of octopi just off the Spanish Riviera, I think, that are the only octopus known to have no natural, local predators. They are brilliant and they are savage. ....Once we are done killing ourselves and vastly expanded their territory by flooding our coastal cities, they will eventually evolve and destroy the limited surviving humans, and the octopus age will begin.
 

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