Whales are held up as a model of what unguided evolution can do in a short time: in this case, just 8 million years, or perhaps even half that.
“Darwin’s mechanism is dominated by ‘Poison-Pill’ mutations: positively-selected, loss-of-function mutation.” It “squanders genetic information for short-term gain.”
Will robots ever experience empathy or other feelings, or develop a genuine sense of humor?
Dr. Marks thinks it’s possible that AI may improve in its ability to resolve ambiguous language. Right now it’s not looking so good.
Metaxas is hilarious, and Behe has a fine sense of humor himself. They make the science in Professor Behe’s already accessible new book even more accessible.