We have tended to assume that intelligence rose with the development of a spinal cord and brain (vertebrates), and warmbloodedness (mammals and birds).
The cell packs two meters of DNA into a 10-micron nucleus. How? The machinery is as intelligently designed as the genome itself.
October 31 is the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, marked by Martin Luther’s nailing his Ninety-five Theses to the church door at Wittenberg.