The Other I

December 8, 2012

Forget the robot: we already have a driver

Filed under: Intriguing Science — theotheri @ 5:17 pm

You may already know a dog who thinks he should do the driving.

Take a look at this – even if you already thought dogs might be out-maneuvering you half the time.

There’s no such thing as a dumb animal.

Or a dumb tree.

Or even a dumb human being!

As Lynn Margulis said – intelligence and life are co-extensive.



  1. this was repeatedly featured on many news programs – what happens when they pass a fire hydrant?
    btw who is linda margolis?


    Comment by kateritek — December 8, 2012 @ 6:14 pm | Reply

    • You hold me to such a high standard! But you are right — even as I was typing the post, a little voice in my head objected. I mean, it’s not like Linda Margolis has the name recognition of Albert Einstein or Isaac Newton. Besides, her name isn’t Linda Margolis. It’s Lynn Margulis. She was married to Carl Sagan, the American astronomer, and had a reputation in her own right as a biologist, Either I have to stop depending on software to do my proofreading, or stop blogging. Or I could just let my dissolute brain-work be manifest in public. Two days ago I talked about the”coast of Arkansas.” Ach!

      Back to reading about the ups of global warming. That should be a real brain-twister. Mine anyway.


      Comment by Terry Sissons — December 8, 2012 @ 9:18 pm | Reply

  2. i was wondering about the coast of arkansas …. but thought it a metaphor for something that eluded me…i googled margolis but could not find anything relevant – thanks for the reference. i am packing for the 12th…should i take my white gloves?


    Comment by kateritek — December 10, 2012 @ 6:35 pm | Reply

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