Paco Calvo has authored many papers in respected journals; his view is another instance of panpsychism overtaking materialism in science.
The SEETI thinkers are looking for signs of intention. Even in global death, they believe they could separate natural causes from intelligent causes.
It’s a good idea to be skeptical when any such claim is followed up with the assertion that humans “aren’t that cognitively unique after all.”
The “animals’ pharmacy” mainly aims at treating parasites and wounds using plants and insects.
Only a special type of being very close to our own biological design could have taken the first and vital step to technological enlightenment, fire-making.