The example that Professor Cristine Legare proffers is schoolyard bullying.
“There is intelligence that underlies the evolutionary process. You cannot explain it without that.”
The complexity and sophistication of life cannot originate from non-biological matter under any scenario, over any expanse of space and time, however vast.
Stretching back to the Magna Carta, British law is strongly grounded in concepts of freedom protected from abuse by tyranny.
What happens down here depends a lot on what’s going on up there.