Still here with my book idea (and a good one), but actually want to toss something rolling in my head. It has to do with intelligence, and just how unique it really is. I don’t mean within the universe, but within our own planet, Earth.
After all, we’re mammals, and descendents from a long line of fauna from this planet like so many others. Why should our thought processes suddenly be so different from, say, a dog’s or monkey’s? Certainly, our brains have evolved much further in this regard than other animals, at least that we can perceive, but it began somewhere along the evolutionary line. The same one all mammals, and in fact, all life on Earth has taken.
Something to ponder. Maybe toss into my book idea.