The label “powerhouses of the cell” was too simplistic for the many tasks performed every second by these computing, networking, signaling, regulating wonders.
“NDE studies suggest that after physical death, mind and consciousness may continue in a transcendent level of reality.”
Many materialists believe that the severe unlikelihood of the series of events required for the origin of life is not a serious problem.
The early Christians debated the Greco-Roman materialists but also the religious Gnostics of their day.
The discovery of REM sleep in spiders is morphing into vast claims that we have “urgent and inexorable ethical obligations” to them and other life forms.