Robert T. Pennock
Fred C. Dyer
Current Students and Postdocs
Previous Lab Members
Wesley R. Elsberry
Aristotle defined human beings as the rational animal, identifying
our intelligence as the characteristic that differentiated our essential
nature from that of other animals. Intelligence is commonly recognized
as one of the highest forms of complexity to emerge in biological systems.
How did this astounding level of functional organization arise? Was
intelligence simply the result of a lucky accident? Did its emergence
require fine tuning of multiple historical factors? Or was the emergence
of intelligence inevitable or at least likely? Is intelligence really
unique to human beings, or might similar mental capacities be found,
or implemented, elsewhere?
[Excerpt from Project Description]
An evolving population of digital organisms.
Created 1/15/2006. Last updated 2/23/2013.
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