Intelligent Design in Animal Self-Location and Navigation

algorithms, Animal Algorithms, bats, behavior, biology, circuits, electronic circuit, Engineering, fish, grid cells, head-direction cells, hindbrain, hippocampus, homeostasis, information, Intelligent Design, Life Sciences, mammals, navigation, neural network, neurons, optical flow, place cells, proximate neurons, Research, science, self, zebrafish
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”

algebra, ants, Brian Butterworth, calculus, Can Fish Count?, common ancestor, croaks, dyscalculia, fish, frogs, Gary Rose, geometry, humans, Intelligent Design, mathematics, neurons, neuroscience, Neuroscience & Mind, number sense, numbers, pallium, Psyche (journal), respiratory fitness, túngara frog, zebrafish
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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Revealing Darrel Falk’s Overstatements about Limb Bones in Fish Fins

BioLogos, bones, Brian Miller, Cell (journal), common design, Darwin's Doubt, Evolution, fish fins, front-loaded design, Gerd Müller, homologous features, homology, Intelligent Design, Koji Tamura, mutations, Neil Shubin, Neo-Darwinism, novelty, phenotype, Return of the God Hypothesis, Stuart A. Newman, teleost, tetrapod, tetrapod limbs, Tohru Yano, zebrafish
The interpretation of the results as showing “latent” genetic capabilities has teleological overtones that are compatible with intelligent design. Source
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