As an undergraduate at UC San Diego, I attended a seminar taught by Stanley Miller, the famous chemist who put origin-of-life research on the map.
Did scientists like Johannes Kepler and Isaac Newton speak easily of God as the intelligence behind nature just because that’s how everyone spoke at the time?
I’ve never heard such a concise account of the principal methodological difficulties of inferring an unconstrained intelligence as a TESTABLE cause.
One researcher argues that, based on bird studies, the huge predators may have had many more brain cells than we have supposed.
An enterprising electrical engineer, Payton Pearson, thinks it can be done. There are reasons for doubt.