There are many solid, trustworthy inferences in modern science, but there are those that are not very trustworthy at all.
Wesley has been fighting this fight almost single-handedly, as the media looks on in admiration at attempts to control evolution and usher in a secular New Jerusalem.
Watch how easy it is to tell a Darwinian story. If something exists and looks advantageous, it evolved.
Dreams of god-like immortality achieved through uploading the mind have a serious drawback, one among others. A computer operates algorithmically, strictly so, whereas the mind does not.
If what separates us from other animals were material in nature, material alone, then perhaps we could look to a material process for an explanation.