… the microbiologist Brian Ford writes that ‘to equate such data-rich digital operations with the infinite subtlety of life is absurd’, since intelligence in life operates

”on informational input that is essentially Gestalt and not digital. [Living systems] can construct conceptual structures out of non-digital interactions rather than the obligatory digitized processes to which binary information computing is confined.”

— The Matter With Things: Our Brains, Our Delusions and the Unmaking of the World by Iain McGilchrist a.co/41ZasuV