As Denyse O’Leary asks, “Why is it comparatively easy to develop a program to play chess, as opposed to teaching a robot to walk freely?”
The new Bradley Center for Natural & Artificial Intelligence is deeply informed by the work of William Dembski.
Following Darwin, with an assist from Stephen Jay Gould and Richard Lewontin, Ken Miller proposes that human reason, consciousness, etc. are exaptations, or “spandrels.”
Try to read his essay through to the end without getting chills.
What does it mean that there’s information in DNA, and how does this distinguish it from most other physical objects?