Intelligent Design in Animal Self-Location and Navigation

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A question is whether such mechanisms exist in more ancient brain regions of other animals. A new study has identified a self-location mechanism in zebrafish. Source
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How Frogs and Fish “Count”

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We’re beginning to find out more about how animals that don’t really “think” much can keep track of numbers, when needed. Source
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Lateral Line: A “Sixth Sense” for Fish (And Other Cool Tricks)

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What’s remarkable is that this organ constitutes an analog-to-digital converter, as pressure waves (analog) are converted to electrical signals. Source
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Ecuador’s Highest Court Grants Rights to Wild Animals

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Nature rights apply to individual animals. And, one would assume, to be consistent, to individual plants, insects, water, and (what the hell) germs too. Source
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Handling Water Like Nature Does — By Intelligent Design

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Here in the Pacific Northwest we are heading into a possibly historic heatwave. Water is on everyone's mind. Nature beautifully anticipated our needs. Source
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