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Cows and cars continue causal series coming from their milieu: both of them resume chemical reactions, from the remote past when burning off fossil fuel and from more recent photosyntheses when chewing grass. News reported in this article allow us to better tell apart a cow from a car. The physical actions impinging from outside on the cow’s psyche generate in it what now appears as a special type of physical reactions, called intonations, whose causal efficiency gets exhausted – so that they cannot continue the causal series. In exchange, they get sensorially known. The cow’s mind may then take physically efficient initiatives – the ones whereby minds acquire intellectual development – generating variations, in quantity or distribution of the motion they originate, as an effect of internal forces. This ap-pears to be why, during the course of evolution, minds become selected as the up-permost regulatory level of organisms thriving in environments that impel these or-ganisms to overcome the Turing machine’s limits (i. e., to progress toward adaptive goals through appropriate steps for which the instructions are nonetheless undefin-able), acquiring the ability to turn accidents into opportunities. Those forces can be observed by their influence on the evolutionary process, and their action carriers’ features are found constrained by a number of neuropsychological and clinical ob-servations.
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