Reproduction is the most fundamental characteristic of life. We see it happen everywhere, so we may feel there is nothing “unnatural” about it.
“If people design computer viruses, someone will design AI that improves and replicates itself. This will be a new form of life which outperforms humans,” warns Stephen Hawking.
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A striking contrast with how many Darwinian biologists might describe the same thing.
Neuroscientist Patricia Churchland cites Prairie Voles to illustrate how chemical processes inform morality. Prairie Voles with a greater number of oxytocin receptors were monogamous while those with fewer such receptors were not.