To evolve a protein, Douglas Axe draws a comparison to seeking out — blindfolded! — a particular atom secreted away somewhere in the Milky Way.
It has to do with the difference between interpolation and extrapolation.
It sets a fascinating challenge but offers an enviable reward.
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.
As a theistic evolutionist, Hans Vodder thinks God may well have used Darwinian evolution to create the full diversity of life.