Op wikipedia zag ik deze definitie van NS:
Natural selection is the phrase used in evolutionary biology to describe the fact that individual organisms should tend to differ in reproductive output when they differ from each other in their ability to tackle the challenges posed by their biological and physical environment.
Niet al te lang geleden las ik dit verhaal over intelligente bacteriën:
...Yet the humble microbes may have a rudimentary form of intelligence, some researchers have found. The claims seem to come as a final exclamation point to a long series of increasingly surprising findings of sophistication among the microbes, including apparent cases of cooperation and even altruism. But there is no clear measurement or test that scientists can use, based on the behavior alone, to determine whether it reflects intelligence.
Verder naar beneden kun je lezen hoe bacteriën zich gedragen en elkaar 'helpen' in verschillende situaties.
Sommigen offeren zichzelf zelfs op door zelfmoord te plegen.
Dus wordt NS aangedreven door intelligentie?