We have tended to assume that intelligence rose with the development of a spinal cord and brain (vertebrates), and warmbloodedness (mammals and birds).
To complete the argument for prior fitness of the elements for our Privileged Species, we must deal with the availability of another essential element.
Those of us who find purpose in biology instead of random tinkering will not run out of material to get excited about any time soon.
University of Kyoto scientists found that they can indeed remember, provided they live in the same household.
Intelligent design predicts that organisms will be equipped with complex systems that can take advantage of environmental cues and respond with precision.