"When you feel like you've got the world on your shoulders, don't forget to rule out the possibility its a headstand"
Bird of Paradise Lost
I remember when I used to want to teach a parrot to repeat longer and longer phrases. Then I would've taught him to argue that he is producing conscious thought but that he is deaf and blind so cannot respond to specific questions. But then I realized to make it believable I'd probably hafta really blind him... So I've changed it to a cockatiel instead.