We also see machines in living systems. That’s not to say that cells or living systems on the whole are “machines,” but they do contain machines.
Leonhard Euler was known to work out complex derivations in his head while blind. Of what possible use was this ability for survival?
The word often permits the improbable to be considered probable for the purposes of sounding like science without providing any.
Negative biases about our forebears have long been part of science, education, and popular culture. Why?
For the most part, computer scientists have tended to ignore Searle’s argument and the point of view that it represents.