In our culture, crossing a range of thought disciplines, one views says that AI, entrepreneurship, and evolution can dispense with creativity. The algorithm is all!
I also have a scheme that I believe can defeat the generalized second law. My scheme is called “intelligence.”
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.