Increasingly, the direction of research points away from a materialist view in which information is seen as a byproduct of matter.
“Is the soul real? Or is it just an old construct used to explain what a scientifically illiterate society could not?”
Biologist Scott Turner’s spot-on phrase, the “Reverse Pinocchio,” captures the idea well.
“Science is a game with one defining rule,” writes UCLA biochemist Richard E. Dickerson.
“The phrase is said to have originated with Thomas Hobson (1544–1631), who offered customers the choice of either taking the horse in his stall nearest to the door or taking none at all.”