If an Octopus on average could live to be 50 - 60 years old and how more intelligent the species would be ?

While passing there knowledge to there young would octopii be more smart or almost as intelligent as humans on earth

because on average octopus live 5 - 15 years and mostly solely eat , take sacrifice in fully taking care of young then die out

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  • Frank
    Lv 5
    1 month ago
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    Octopi live in a hostile and deadly environment, where the object of living is to simply survive and make more of the species. There is little to no downtime for such creatures to sit around and contemplate the mysteries of the world. 

    The first humanoid animals that started to come down from the trees, stop using their front legs as legs and stood up. This freed this animal to use what was now considered arms to do other tasks. Overtime the brain developed more and more because they did have arms.

    Bigger brain....more intelligence. There is no such luck for octopus.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Crows, ravens, parrots, some monkeys, apes, dolphins and whales are actually smarter than octopuses. Many of these live a long life of several decades, but none of these have become as intelligent as humans even though they live longer than cephalopods.

  • martin
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    It would make sense that the longer a species lives, the more wisdom could be passed on to the young.

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