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Biological factors in the evolution of intelligence


Our bodies are made of elements fused inside supernovas. Our minds are equally connected to the universe. This site focuses on how biology influences the evolution of intelligence, and notes the boundary conditions given by astronomy and chemistry. Science fiction is used to provoke thought on the nature and limits of the evolution of intelligence.


Graphics credits in composite image above: Andromeda galaxy, © Jay Ouellet; Earth taken from Nozomi spacecraft, July 18, 1998; narcomedusa jellyfish © deepexplorer.com 2001; illustration from Dickinson and Schaller


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