Some books continue to be read long after the hype of their release has passed. These books contain compelling ideas and stories that speak to our humanity and inspire us to seek out the truth.
As Denyse O’Leary asks, “Why is it comparatively easy to develop a program to play chess, as opposed to teaching a robot to walk freely?”
It’s strikes me that this is a difference between design and Darwinian thinking.
I sometimes wonder if hype about artificial intelligence, the wonderful or terrible things it will do for or to us, functions as a deliberate distraction.
Yesterday on Twitter we had the opportunity to recommend it to an ID critic who wrote a book chapter on intelligent design without first doing his homework.