Perhaps the evidence for the vast scope of Darwin’s theory really isn’t as strong as biologists over the years have been telling each other.
Their review pretty much completely misses the mark. Nonetheless, it is a good illustration of how sincere-yet-perplexed professional evolutionary biologists view the data.
French philosopher René Descartes conceived of living things as complex machines, a concept now known as the “machine metaphor.”
There’s no danger of computers ruling us, but there is a peril in employing them to greatly magnify the impact of our own errors.
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?”