The attribution of superpowers to coming generations of AI machines has entered self-parody territory.
Here’s a great insight and juxtaposition by historian and philosopher of science Michael Keas.
Hefner was a modern-day exponent of evolutionary relativism, which he restyled as the “Playboy philosophy.”
The scientific “consensus” has immeasurably more power to coerce and silence, and on matters of far greater importance, than the President of the United States does.
A “notable” addition to the Darwin literature, a “good read and a strong pitch” – agreed, though we’d go further. If Turner is right, his argument would change everything.