I have long believed that “being alive” is the fundamental predicate to possessing even rudimentary intrinsic moral value.
The error is not completely different from imagining that natural selection really can do what creative intelligence — foresight! — can do.
The rejoinder to this way of thinking, which Jay Richards expresses with wonderful concision, is that humans possess a unique capacity forever setting us apart from machines.
You do not need to study mutations for thirty years to predict that bombarding plant chromosomes with radiation will not lead to major agricultural advances.
The Center for Science & Culture and the Bradley Center for Natural & Artificial Intelligence share more than the commonality of being sponsored by Discovery Institute.