“…that a spider’s web is at least an adjustable part of its sensory apparatus, and at most an extension of the spider’s cognitive system.”

This is super fascinating, not least because of the human offloading of memory-related stuff onto lists and into electronics.

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@lilithsaintcrow sitting in the middle of my wiki, waiting for the food to roll in 😄

@lilithsaintcrow there's a really cool pair of novels (Children of Time and Children of Ruin, by Adrian Tchaikovsky) that address the idea of spiders and octopuses accelerated to sapience and how their consciousness would differ drastically from ours

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