The Beautiful Intelligence of Bacteria and Other Microbes | Quanta Magazine


13 bookmarks. First posted by joeo10 november 2017.


Bacterial biofilms and slime molds are more than crude patches of goo. Detailed time-lapse microscopy reveals how they sense and explore their surroundings, communicate with their neighbors and adaptively reshape themselves.
articles  bacteria  biology 
9 weeks ago by gmisra
Intelligence is not a quality to attribute lightly to microbes. There is no reason to think that bacteria, slime molds and similar single-cell forms of life have awareness, understanding or other capacities implicit in real intellect.
ifttt  tfav  twitter  getpocket 
10 weeks ago by linkt
Good example of what Dennett calls competence without comprehension
microbes  evolution-example 
november 2017 by Peony43
some good pictures in this article on the intelligence of microbes.
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november 2017 by cshier
Physarum polycephalum
intelligence  evolution 
november 2017 by audunv
Favorite tweet:

OMG the images in this @QuantaMagazine piece. MICROOOBES https://t.co/nXnYpsyhfE http://pic.twitter.com/YEwDHq8OGj

— Robin Sloan (@robinsloan) November 14, 2017
IFTTT  Twitter 
november 2017 by Ryanvlower
Multimedia By John Rennie +1 authors November 13, 2017 Bacterial biofilms and slime molds are more than crude patches of goo. Detailed time-lapse microscopy…
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november 2017 by edmadrid
Bacterial biofilms and slime molds are more than crude patches of goo. Detailed time-lapse microscopy reveals how they sense and explore their surroundings,
november 2017 by joeo10