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Mark Atwood
So, assume the existence of a Intelligent Designer, making a feeling tool-using species modeled on His own Perfect form.

Obviously, humans are not that species.

We're looking instead for a species with that doesn't have joint and teeth problems, the organs aren't hanging sideways, the kidneys aren't on the outside of the bodyshell, the eyes aren't inside-out and sideways, color sensing is full-spectrum, and the sex organs are not mixed up with the organs of elimination.

One that is friendly, gentle unless radically provoked, curious, and isn't prone to busybody intruding into it's neighbor's business.

That would be... the octopus.

Ai! Ai! Ai!
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mothball_07 From: mothball_07 Date: January 5th, 2006 05:10 am (UTC) (Link)
*snork* May I metaquote you?
fallenpegasus From: fallenpegasus Date: January 5th, 2006 05:36 am (UTC) (Link)
Sure. I stole the concept from the link in this article, and then fleshed it out a bit, and added the bit at the very end.
jenkitty From: jenkitty Date: January 5th, 2006 02:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Why, they even have noodly appendages! They must certainly be in the Image of the Great Maker!
xiphias From: xiphias Date: January 5th, 2006 06:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
You've got it backwards. The Flying Spaghetti Monster is just a shadow-reflection of the TRUE Creator, the Great Octopus.
xthread From: xthread Date: January 6th, 2006 08:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
And that would be why we pay homage to the great Cthulhu, for clearly the cephalopods were created in his image.
From: yrlnry Date: March 6th, 2006 09:08 pm (UTC) (Link)

If the octopus were really well-designed...

Then its esophagus wouldn't pass through a hole in the middle of its brain.

Also, according to Octopus : physiology and behaviour of an advanced invertebrate by M.J. Wells, the octopus does not have color vision.

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