The simplest explanation? (Evolution)

by David Turell @, Friday, October 30, 2020, 00:23 (35 days ago) @ George Jelliss

George: dhw asked me for my opinion on "cellular intelligence".
I did a search and came across this article on the subject:

http://www.basic.northwestern.edu/g-buehler/FRAME.HTM

He says in the last paragraph that his views are based on experimental evidence
and not on philosophical assumptions.

It does seem from this that cells, at least in the form of bacteria,
which are self-contained life forms, do have sensors and a control centre,
which I suppose can be thought of as a sort of "brain",
but I would be reluctant to call it "intelligence", since it just reacts to stimuli.

But this is not a subject I've looked into before.

By happenstance you have stumbled on a quite old website by a scientist dhw loves to quote. It has been here before.


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