A recent New Yorker article considers the evidence for extending the concept of intelligence to plants. What kind of evidence would you want to see to be convinced that plants have a characteristic that could reasonably be called intelligence? There are smart, serious people currently engaged in imagining and collecting that evidence. See The intelligent plant: Scientists debate a new way of understanding flora by Michael Pollan.
Reminder: The lecture for Wednesday, Nov. 19, will not be held in the classroom. Instead recordings of the two parts of that lecture will be posted in the Lecture Outlines portion of the course website. Tutorials will be held as usual on Friday, Nov. 21.