An Alternative to Evolution: Expounded Upon (Introduction)

by Balance_Maintained @, U.S.A., Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 13:53 (137 days ago) @ dhw
edited by Balance_Maintained, Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 13:59

Ever notice that most thread on biology get bogged down in this same debate?

Dhw, unless I am mistaken, David agrees that cells behave intelligently, but thinks that appearance of intelligence is more akin to a highly developed chemical response system, rather than on par with the creative intelligence of humans. And make know doubt, they would need a self-awareness, an analytical intelligence, and a creative intelligence, and the ability to perform such huge knowledge leaps in a single cellular lifespan.


The problem in this discussion, as I have seen it rehashed a dozen times, is a matter of limitations and perhaps some ambiguity on not what qualifies as intelligence, but rather what qualifies as self-reflection and abstract reasoning.

An artificial intelligence can, quite successfully I might add, handle basic I/O and generate such a variety of choices that it can challenge a human mind..a little..in some ways. Do cells show a level of intelligence and reason more advanced than our best A.I. Systems?

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What is the purpose of living? How about, 'to reduce needless suffering. It seems to me to be a worthy purpose.


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