Marcelo Gleiser notes that the mind is not a solar system with strict deterministic laws.
Transhumanists and futurists worry about guaranteeing rights for AI technologies when they attain “consciousness.”
The conventional view of nature held by materialists is that all acts are wholly determined by the laws of nature.
The fact that nature is not predetermined in detail has been shown quite convincingly by the experimental confirmation of Bell’s theorem in quantum mechanics.
The widely accepted heritability of IQ — between 57 percent and 80 percent in twin studies — is strong evidence for the materiality of the intellect.