The hypothesis of design in nature is a great idea, none greater, that has fueled the best in culture for millennia.
There are fundamental, unbridgeable chasms on either side, animal and machine. The capacity for creativity, for one thing, stands permanently outside the reach of algorithms.
There’s no danger of computers ruling us, but there is a peril in employing them to greatly magnify the impact of our own errors.
If the history of the United States is an illustration of intelligent design at work in worldly affairs, what’s the purpose behind the design?
What’s behind the impression of intelligent direction? Just a trick of perspective, like seeing shapes in clouds?