posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 12:52 PM
I am actually not so sure about this, but I would like to give the chances of that being true a consideration.
Paul is an octopus, a cephalopod mollusk. By his looks he might be a young adult, his gender is probably influenced by the water temperature in his
He is trained to pick flags out of boxes, diagnosing sports events. And he has an astonishing rate of success. Now people say, he could be a psychic,
and everybody takes it as a joke, but..
There is not really much known about cephalopods at all They live in depth, were even BP has not dared to drill so far, because the environment is so
completely alien, so its hard to observe them in their natural habitat. Keeping them in zoos is difficult, because they die, when their life gets
boring. They simply commit suicide by eating their own limbs.
They seem to be able to communicate among each other in a pretty bewildering manner by signaling through behavior, skin pigmentation and manipulation
of their own ink and other bodily functions.
Assessing the intelligence of any non-human being is always a tricky thing, because intelligence is a concept, that is modelled so heavily after the
human species. No, I dont believe, that cephalopods will ever build spacespips.
Now the first thing, that anybody thinks about, if cephalopods are mentioned are tentacles. And that is because of a Mister HP Lovecraft.
According to Ray Bradburys biography, HP. Lovecraft was a strange guy, that grew up pretty isolated with his mother and his aunt and never left home,
almost until the day he died of bad digestion in his fourties.
He spent his childhood buried in a library and his adult life writing endless letters to people, he hardly knew, and occassionally went to a writers
convention. The first blogger, a century before the internet intervented Al Gore.
H.P. Lovecraft was a staunch agnostic and loved horror storys. Now all the usual gothic stories are really strange christian or pre-christian european
Tales to scare peasant farmers into donating their tithe and be humble. Something, which did not tickle HPs narcism. He decided to come up with a new
way to scare people. Scares that were not derived from judeo-christian tradition. He dreamed of a more primal fear.
He actually started collecting and wrote long lists of things, that might be scary to people, and that did not involve souls. No resurrection without
a doctor around anymore, bloodsucking just to get to liquids, not to souls, brains stolen instead of souls. Technically he was never a great stylist,
but his fervor attracted followers, who kept talking about him, and in a way he became the father of modern Horror movies.
The greatest asset of his writing is the Cthulhuh mythos. A complete pantheon of HP.s pure imagination, without any trace of human aspects or emotions
in the "Deities" in question. Cthulhuh himself is.. A Cephalopod.
What if HP Lovecraft stumbled upon a real hidden bid of truth in the zoological and austronautical tomes he spent his childhood with. The sleeping
ctulhuh might be a reference to a giant matrix of sentient thoughts, to which humans are usually not admitted. Because its scary for human minds,
drives them crazy and isolationist inside their own race.
If Cephalopods were able to communicate with each other and found human psychics in their chatter, they would probably just scare them away. Because
until lately no cephalopod had any real reasons to talk with humans.
What could scary tentacle-beings do to start an intelligent conversation with the human race, say about deepwater drilling or something. Wouldnt Paul
be the perfect solution to send a message? Hey, we are here, we would like to talk with you. Yes we are actually more intelligent then you are, which
scares you as hell, but we are even willing to predict your stupid soccer scores, just to prove we arent hostile.... That and bad dreams. Like a
world-wide depression? The age of Aquarius might have tentacles
[edit on 6-7-2010 by XenoStuffz]