The mechanism of Darwinian evolution absolutely works — by breaking genes, when that provides a selective advantage, or turning them off.
While octopus brains are very different from vertebrate brains, they share with vertebrates, a huge number of microRNAs.
The world’s best human designers are attempting to build machines to mimic what these animals “naturally do.
Paco Calvo has authored many papers in respected journals; his view is another instance of panpsychism overtaking materialism in science.
The SEETI thinkers are looking for signs of intention. Even in global death, they believe they could separate natural causes from intelligent causes.