Should We Model Human Behavior On a Brainless, Single-Cell Amoeba?

 

Academics in Amherst, Massachusetts, have jumped on an unusual source of scientific ….and existential…. investigation — a brainless amoeba known as slime mold.

Slime mold, by Aldyn Markle

This Fall, Hampshire College launched what it calls the first “institute for non-human scholars,” and the organizers insist it’s more than a gimmick. New England Public Radio’s Karen Brown has this story.

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This story was originally performed at Live Art Magazine in Northampton, Massachusetts in October 2017, rebroadcast on New England Public Radio. Original music by John Townsend.

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