random toons

Thursday, October 9, 2008

life is intelligent

I had to go to Mohali to see my grandma. It was raining and the traffic was chaotic. I stoped at a signal near Sector-26 in Chandigarh. The heavy transport was high for the nearing festival season. Trucks and lorries carried indstrial load for the economic zone to the left of the road. Light vehicles intended to go to the city. It was a T point and I had to go straight.

The road had mango plantation on the both sides. The greenery was lush and beautiful.

There were police officers trying to challan the offenders. The the most obedient towards traffic rules and thus wary of dangers, accidental hazzards and health problems was a dog.

This clever dog that I saw waited at the signal behind a horse cart till it was red. No sooner than the signal turned green the dog started running underneath the cart to save itself from the terrible traffic and the rain.

It is such a general sight. Something one wouldn't ponder about. But I don't know why I did contemplate and thought about the dog running under the cart.

Life is intelligent. It observes the surrounding environment. Measures the parameters of existence and quantitates the variables of necessity. Life calculates the availability of these variables and gauges their benefits. There can be instances of circumstantial deficit in variable resources in which case beings try and avail substitutes of the required. Adaptability of life towards its facultative surroundings is vey interesting.

It is a change in the organism in order to live successfully. Adapting in the environment enables it to cope with bionomic pressure and stresses. The underlying genetic basis for adaptability in an organism arose because of greed. Every life form wants to survive and in the process moves towards attaining that particular resource variable which gives it maximum advantage. This is a phenomenon where a bearer of the genetic argument selects something which is more likely to support its survival.

It was very interesting to see what the dog did.