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Great Minds: How Darwinism and AI Are Oversold, Often at the Same Time

David Klinghoffer

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On a new episode of Great Minds with Michael Medved, Michael talks with Bradley Center director Robert J. Marks, the distinguished computer engineer at Baylor University. Their theme is the ways that both evolution and artificial intelligence have been presented as able to do far more than they really can.

The Center for Science & Culture and the Bradley Center for Natural & Artificial Intelligence share more than the commonality of being sponsored by Discovery Institute. Studying Darwinian evolution and AI, respectively, scholars with the two programs find that both — Darwinism and AI — have been wildly oversold to the public. And often, intriguingly, for the same reasons and in the same way.

Despite much hype, both lack the gift of creativity that appears to be the sole possession of human beings. Enjoy another stimulating conversation with Mr. Medved and if you like what you hear, please take a moment to join us in supporting Great Minds by contributing your own gift here. Also be sure to check out Dr. Marks’s own podcasts and writing at Mind Matters.

David Klinghoffer

Senior Fellow and Editor, Evolution News
David Klinghoffer is a Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute and the editor of Evolution News & Science Today, the daily voice of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture, reporting on intelligent design, evolution, and the intersection of science and culture. Klinghoffer is also the author of six books, a former senior editor and literary editor at National Review magazine, and has written for the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Seattle Times, Commentary, and other publications. Born in Santa Monica, California, he graduated from Brown University in 1987 with an A.B. magna cum laude in comparative literature and religious studies. David lives near Seattle, Washington, with his wife and children.

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