I doubt even longer on the thought, that man is a "special" creatures on our planet; in the matter of the brain and Thinking, I am not so sure whether we differ really from other animals and plants. Maybe there is only everything in chemistry (and we still know much too little). After a very interesting documentary broadcast on the topic of forest, the thought comes to me that in the plant world, the "brain" simple is distributed (like the Internet) and in animals has been centralized. What is, perhaps, pure evolution, not such a good idea. I think the plants there are already much longer. Your Opinion? M. K.
Dear Mr. K.
1) I believe that man is a "special being": a special, among other special beings. What also makes him special is that he shares many characteristics with other animals, in many of the abilities of these animals even exceeded, but on the other hand, in the combination of all of the possible properties of a fairly unique all-rounder that excels in its adaptability and intelligence to all other animals. At least according to human Standards. We have not, unfortunately; but we can try to put ourselves in a thought experiment in a cockroach's shoes, and this point of view, is relativized, at least.
2) That everything is chemistry, explains nothing at all. Both the Cologne Cathedral and the pyramids are "all stones" - the reduction to the Common creates, however, in this case, the confusion just instead of clarity.
3) I've written here recently that I'm imagining the future of Artificial intelligence rather than an Internet of things because, as a development of Siri in human-robot-form. That meets with what you write about networking vs. centralization. But a development from one to the other?
4) is, of Course, it is right that the Evolution as a continuous process. There are no new creations out of Nothing. But on the other hand, it extends to any internal logic of Development, but is subsequently considered to be full of fractures. These fractures are crashes, no Development, but show possible Alternatives. Their strangeness is to recognize and understand can teaching be rich, than to try to speak with a chimpanzee or a moss a try. Although I think the latter, frankly, very cute. (Editorial Tamedia)
Created: 17.04.2019, 15:14 PM