BTW: I never said the slime mold solved the maze intelligently. It solved it probabilistically, but not by luck, it marked *dead ends*! Being that the slime mold has neither a brain nor a neural sytem, but is a single celled organism and even as it seems improbable, the conclusion must be that the organism itself can acquire a certain amount of pseudo-awareness, a natural ability for calculation by the organism. This was tested by exposing a moving mold string to an extended test of *regular periods* of cold air at *regular intervals*, which showed a) the slime mold slowed its movement (conserving energy) during exposure to cold. b) resumed its original movement when exposure to cold was not applied But then a surprise; c) the discovery that after several times of exposing the mold to this regular change of environment and duration of exposure, but then stopping exposure completely, the mold would still slow down and recover at the exact same rate as during the actual programmed exposures. The mold organism had somehow *learned* the regularity of the *necessity* to slow down in order to conserve energy and continued that same behavior for some time before this brainless organism *forgot* there ever was a regularity to which it *should* respond by slowing down and fully recovered its original natural behavior. For a short time, it not only remembered the *dynamics* of the *physical response*, but also the *time of occurrence* and the *duration of the occurrence* of the previously repeated exposures, a form of human programming of the behavior of a single celled organism. If this is true, the implications are enormous, IMO.