“The search committee interviewed several apes, three mules, and a tomato plant.”
Egnor: “Think of the irony: a professor of philosophy, who is paid only to reason, uses reason to argue against reason. Welcome to the bowels of atheist metaphysics.”
I also have a scheme that I believe can defeat the generalized second law. My scheme is called “intelligence.”
The old have failed the young. Hate-driven shootings in schools and houses of worship, rising suicide and addiction rates — these are the most dramatic indications.
The error is not completely different from imagining that natural selection really can do what creative intelligence — foresight! — can do.