There are fundamental, unbridgeable chasms on either side, animal and machine. The capacity for creativity, for one thing, stands permanently outside the reach of algorithms.
A scientific theory that on principle refuses to see the obvious is an achievement of which only humans are capable.
Scientism is ubiquitous and highly destructive. Dr. Moreland calls it “evil,” and explains why it actually stands in conflict with good science.
Whether in Warner Bros. cartoons, old jokes, or on Twitter, a good deal of humor has been derived from supposing that animals could talk.
New religions aren’t necessarily founded already knowing that that is what they are destined to become.