Rosenhouse’s belief in the creative power of evolutionary processes is based not on hard data but on his faith in the philosophy of scientific materialism.
We’ve seen active information before in the Dawkins Weasel example. The baseline search for METHINKS IT IS LIKE A WEASEL stands no hope of success.
Readers can determine for themselves who’s blowing smoke and who’s got the beef.
One difficulty is that many humans produce a “self” with split brains, a brain missing key components, or half a brain. That’s not consistent with materialism.
Information follows different rules from matter and energy, which might change the way we see evolution.