Cephalization and Intelligence
S. Smith / R. Bourgeois
suzannes at vir.com
Thu Oct 10 22:00:25 EST 1996
I appreciate the difficulty in defining "intelligence". However, I am not
looking to split hairs over semantics either. I'll restate my question
then.... Is encephalization an a_priori requirement for a species capable
of technological advances? I suppose this is a question involving
theoretical limitations. Do advanced thought process absolutely require
the transmission speeds of neurons stuck close together within a few
centimeters in a brain case? Any speculation on the subject would help me.
G K GRAY wrote:
> In article <3257E907.6106 at vir.com>, "S. Smith / R. Bourgeois" (suzannes at vir.com) writes:
> >Just a general question which I hope someone would speculate on...
> >Is it inevitable that all intelligent beings must also be
> >cephalized? Are "nerve-net" type organizations incapable (a priori) of
> >the rapid reponse and integration functions required of intelligent
> >Thanks for your thoughts.
> Since there is no agreed definition of intelligence your
> questions appear to be unanswerable at present.
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