This crisis has converged with two other currents of change with the surprising result that alternatives to physicalism are now taken seriously.
The “science of consciousness” not only has no workable materialist theory but it’s unclear what such a theory should look like or explain.
For the most part, computer scientists have tended to ignore Searle’s argument and the point of view that it represents.
I do not know Dr. Merilä’s stance on human origins, but it is a safe bet that he denies intelligent design, and believes humans evolved from other animals.
A recent research article from Germany has made quite a splash in the popular media and raises some very interesting questions about animal minds.