Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Pierre-Paul Grassé says life shows intelligence

A leading and influential biologist in France:
"Any living thing possesses an enormous amount of ‘intelligence’… Today, this 'intelligence' is called 'information,' but it is still the same thing ... This ‘intelligence’ is the sine qua non of life. If absent, no living being is imaginable. Where does it come from? This is a problem which concerns both biologists and philosophers, and, at present, science seems incapable of solving it."
- Pierre-Paul Grassé, Evolution of Living Organisms, 1977