On Tue, May 28, 2013 at 10:52 AM, Bruno Marchal <marc...@ulb.ac.be> wrote:

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> On 27 May 2013, at 23:18, John Mikes wrote:
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> Bruno:
> do you indeed exclude the "other" animals from being selfconcious?
>
>
>
> ?
> No, not at all. My current feeling (for what is worth) is that
> consciousness begins with the bacteria, plants and all animals.
> And self-consciousness arise already with the invertebrates, like the
> cuttle fish, the octopus, some spiders. Of course those animals don't
> actually exploits the Löbianity (the self-consciousness level) a lot.
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>
>
Indeed, when seen under time lapse these climbing vines seem quite
conscious:

http://videos.howstuffworks.com/discovery/40622-life-creeper-plants-climb-trees-video.htm

Jason

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