Part of his brilliance was in recognizing that an appropriate challenge to the reductionisms of our age required a thoroughly multidisciplinary approach.
Is the “singularity” coming, as Kurzweil argues there and elsewhere, when machines equal and then quickly surpass human intelligence?
What’s remarkable in nature is not so much that nature follows complex patterns, but that it follows any pattern at all.
Our perspective is supported by a rigorous and elegant metaphysical framework, which began with Plato and particularly Aristotle.
Imagine that you are an astronomer on a world with one moon. It is always night on your world, and the moon is the only body in the sky.