Robot performing it's tasks without a supervisor, and no coffee breaks, and never complains. 

Having no brain and no pain, there is no thought about seeking more pleasurable activities. Smart, efficient design.
Firefox rocks. Google Chrome works well. Internet Explorer took 37 seconds to start the movie. Firefox was quick.  My guess is that Microsoft doesn't like me not using Windows Media Player.  


I watched the beetle pinch off the wood pieces before I realized I should be recording it. For a (robot) beetle to "know" what to do, and how to do it with no supervisor... makes me wonder how "evolution" made it work so smart. It clearly has an agenda, and "knows" where, and how, else it is a puppet being manipulated by invisible strings... Duuh..
Besides that! Normally this work goes on in the dark, 24 hours a day with no lunch breaks, or whatever. It never gets vacation. Clearly they need a labor union.

Months later, and lots of discussions with others who review this miracle, the common conclusion is that the laborer never makes mistakes, and it always knows where the hole is, or whatever is its purpose for moving "stuff". It has to be conscious! ...or at least a consciousness is guiding it. That has to be true even in total darkness. Since it has no brain, it has no sight "as we understand" sight. Yet it is "aware" of where it is going without being able to "see" destination.

Can you imagine what our living environment would be without natures cleanup crews? Deceased life forms from trees to flesh without a disposal process would problematic to our existence. Even roaches are part of the crews. Don't omit consideration of microbes, too.

The common conclusion is that we not dare to describe the controller since the only evidence we see is "results". Hmmm.... we don't see things like "gravity" either, but we see results. How about things like "your mind" or "consciousness"? All we see is results. Should I consider things like emotions? Are they real science? If not science, then what?  How about "instinct"?  What is it in science terms?