The failure to understand the gulf that separates humans from animals, and humans from machines, is a source of confusion to rival almost any other.
A central problem for theories of unguided evolution has always been the challenge of building complex biological novelties.
Basically, it’s a how-to guide for sugarcoating evolutionary dogma in the science classroom.
His choice of targets for criticism and for praise have a lot more to do with his particular agenda than the defects or merits of those whom he critiques.
Most media with which I interact on this issue assume that advocating personhood for nature must be a fringe meme.