What Bodies Think About ➶

Fascinating and somewhat chilling presentation by Michael Levin about how “…biology has been computing at many scales long before brains came on the scene”, found the day after reading this excerpt from Feynman’s “Surely You’re Joking…” book:

So my impression of these animals is that their behavior is much too simplified in the books. It is not so utterly mechanical or one-dimensional as they say. They should describe the behavior of these simple animals correctly. Until we see how many dimensions of behavior even a one-celled animal has, we won’t be able to fully understand the behavior of more complicated animals.

I use the word “chilling” because it is concerning to me how close humans are getting to manipulating life itself.

We are becoming the gods.

What kind of gods are we?

# Monday, 3 January 2022

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