We have tended to assume that intelligence rose with the development of a spinal cord and brain (vertebrates), and warmbloodedness (mammals and birds).
They propose the term “biological role” instead. Thus, presumably, “the function of teeth is chewing” becomes “the biological role of teeth is chewing.”
Researchers have long assumed that people think like animals. But now we see that the equation reads the same in reverse: animals think like people.
Earlier this month, just in time for the release of Robert J. Marks’s book Non-Computable You, the story broke.
Computer programmers have adapted some ant problem-solving methods to software programs (but without the need for complex chemical scents).