Re: uplifting 4+4+2

Jeff Davis (jdavis@socketscience.com)
Wed, 01 Dec 1999 22:46:57 -0800

Extropodes,

Dan, Gene, and Robert, for reasons that escape me, have seen fit to devote a spot of bandwidth to the--

WHAT'S YOUR NAME? "I DON'T KNOW WHAT MY NAME IS."

--"uplifting" (is that the same as uploading?) of marine cephalopod mollusks.

First, I would like to ask Daniel--though not without trepidation--what prompted the original question? The putative superior intelligence of octopi, perhaps?

And then, taking a page from Emlyn's book, I undertake

>Just to jump in and be an unproductive nit-picker... As I understand it,

squids

>squid (skwÓd) noun
>
>Any of various marine cephalopod mollusks of the genus Loligo
and related
genera, having a >usually elongated body, ten arms surrounding the mouth, a vestigial internal shell, and a pair of >triangular or rounded fins.

have ten tentacles, which should make them decapodes, (though I'm still wondering what that "e" is doing in there.)

Now, all-you-can-eat shrimp, and ten arms surrounding my mouth, THAT'S uplifting.

Best, Jeff Davis

	   "Everything's hard till you know how to do it."
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