I have no eyes to stare,
Yet I am aware.
I have no need to move.
I have no need for food.
All I need comes to me,
So I eat for free.
All I need is sun and rain –
No need for a brain.
My whole body sings
As it delights in what nature brings.
We anthropomorphise. We measure other organisms by their similarities to us. We seem to want to produce a hierarchy with us at the top.
We think our brains are special; that the electricity of consciousness can only exist in its specialised tissues.
But all cells produce electricity.
What if the specialization of a brain is not required to create thought or consciousness?