If you are going to get a computer to achieve anything like understanding in some subject area, it needs a lot of knowledge.
A major thrust of neuroscience has been the use of fMRI to correlate brain activity with thinking and to draw conclusions about the physical basis of the mind.
In 2016, physicist Lawrence Krauss promised, “We’re coming very close” to explaining the origin of life via chemical evolutionary models.
Another stellar endorsement for Stephen Meyer’s latest. Paul Ashby is a Harvard-trained physical chemist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Supernatural agents that exert natural effects are perfectly valid objects of scientific inquiry.