I have always thought that it might be true that plasmas have intelligence, and even vastly superior intelligence to humans, ever since I first read about things like the “angel of the Lord” in the Bible, which seems to be a high-energy plasma and can kill people with its presence, both with fire and something called a “plague” that is like severe radiation poisoning.
Exodus 3:2 And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.
Leviticus 10:1 And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the LORD, which he commanded them not. 2 And there went out fire from the LORD, and devoured them, and they died before the LORD.
Numbers 16:44 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 45 Get you up from among this congregation, that I may consume them as in a moment. And they fell upon their faces. 46 ¶ And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a censer, and put fire therein from off the altar, and put on incense, and go quickly unto the congregation, and make an atonement for them: for there is wrath gone out from the LORD; the plague is begun.
Here a believer in the religion of nonliving matter doing magic and turning itself into humans over millions of years speculates about how plasmas might have intelligence–