The widely accepted heritability of IQ — between 57 percent and 80 percent in twin studies — is strong evidence for the materiality of the intellect.
World-class chess, Go, and Jeopardy-playing programs are impressive, but they prove nothing about whether computers can be made to achieve AGI.
The citation is to one of my earliest writings on the topic of human origins, an article I published in an old ID journal.
Earlier this month, Michael Flannery and John West discussed the legacy of Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913) on the occasion of his birthday.
If I gave you 15 seconds you could come up with a pat evolutionary just-so story to account for this, speculating on what reproductive advantage it serves.