MicroRNAs: A New Clue About Octopus Intelligence?

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While octopus brains are very different from vertebrate brains, they share with vertebrates, a huge number of microRNAs. Source
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Brain Size Doesn’t Determine Intelligence

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Brains are not simple, so many “just common sense” theories have fallen by the wayside. Source
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The Remarkable Things We’re Learning About Bird Intelligence

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These findings are only among birds that have actually been studied; most birds have not been studied for intelligence. Source
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Return of the Rafting Monkeys: Why Biogeography Is No Friend of Common Descent

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Evolutionists have to propose, for instance, that Old World monkeys rafted across the Atlantic from Africa to South America on a natural raft. Source
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