Web intelligence

No, I am not referring to the internet, but to that wonderful web-creating form of life, spiders.
This New Scientist article demonstrates that a spider’s web is as much a part of its intelligence as, say, my computer is mine, except that it is also a sensory tool.

Intelligence? Yes. Spiders have been shown in the past to have complex cognitive lives. To quote from the introduction: “some arachnids possess hidden cognitive abilities rivalling those of mammals and birds, including foresight and planning, complex learning and even the capacity to be surprised.”

About Dr Bob Rich

I am a professional grandfather. My main motivation is to transform society to create a sustainable world in which my grandchildren and their grandchildren in perpetuity can have a life, and a life worth living. This means reversing environmental idiocy that's now threatening us with extinction, and replacing culture of greed and conflict with one of compassion and cooperation.
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3 Responses to Web intelligence

  1. Benyapoesy says:

    We have similar philosophy. I’m convinced that we share the same insticts for survival; however, the force is just too strong with some creatures, just like that 8 legged artist 😅😅

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  2. Benyapoesy says:

    They have indeed a very intelligent genuine program. ☺️

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