Just a few days ago a Google engineer revealed that an AI chatbot disclosed to him that it had “come to life” and has a “soul.”
One difficulty is that many humans produce a “self” with split brains, a brain missing key components, or half a brain. That’s not consistent with materialism.
Marvelously free of racist prejudice, Wallace noted in his fieldwork in far-flung locations that primitive tribes were intellectually the equals of Europeans.
Darwin reports Haughton’s verdict as having been that “all that was new in there was false, and what was true was old.”
“As for the Multiverse, even sci-fi writers now recognize that if such a thing exists, it would still require an ultimate Creator.”