Under Kurzweil’s transhumanist vision of the future, AI promises us superhuman capabilities complete with heaven on earth and eternal life.
Unlike Darwin, Wallace thought that biology, chemistry, and cosmology proclaimed clear evidence of intelligent design.
Scientism is the belief that only the hard sciences can provide any reliably true knowledge.
Now that NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is fully operational, there is renewed chatter about the possibility of discovering extra-terrestrial life.
“Many will read this book for the close, elegant reasoning, the astonishing erudition, or the mordant analysis. I confess I read it for the prose.”