“The heresy of heresies was common sense,” Orwell writes. “The Party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.”
The key missing ingredient in machine intelligence is the ability to appreciate context, do analysis, and make appropriate inferences.
According to the Party slogan, “Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.”
Critics of Darwinian theory have faced exactly such a campaign — not just recently but going back a couple of decades.
Perhaps this organism had four legs. Perhaps it had flippers. Perhaps it was closely related to whales. Perhaps it has nothing to do with whales.