Free will? It’s a no brainer

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nobrainer Imagine that you cannot see or hear and have no sense of smell, taste or touch. Imagine that you have no arms or legs or mouth. Imagine that you have no brain. How would you find food? How would you survive?

On his blog, Matt Russell tells the story of how bacteria manage to survive and thrive despite not having any of the basic tools that we would consider essential for living. It’s a story of survival against the odds that can perhaps teach us something about ourselves.

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5 Responses to Free will? It’s a no brainer

  1. amanimal says:

    Thanks ‘SAP’, I did a little reading on the subject a while back after watching the Bonnie Bassler TED Talk – pretty amazing.

    More microscopic amazingness:

    ‘Amoeba agriculture’
    http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/29468/title/Amoeba-agriculture/

    ‘Amoebic Morality’
    http://www.damninteresting.com/amoebic-morality/

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  2. Steve Morris says:

    Wow, fascinating. I didn’t know such complex behaviour could occur. And thank you for the reblog, Mike!

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