Is a sense of humor a byproduct, an accident, or was it installed on purpose? For better health? There definitely seems to be a purpose.
Of course, ants and other animals do not make decisions in a “conscious” manner as humans would. Instead they rely on algorithms.
The capabilities of animals to know their positions and make corrections seem beyond the abilities of coded instructions or brain size.
Neurons in a rat’s whiskers “represent multiple stimulus features in a tiled and continuous manner, thus encoding large regions of a complex sensory space.”
Although the designation of Huxley as Darwin’s “bulldog” is well known, acolyte is a more appropriate term and here’s why.