New religions, including one centered on Artificial Intelligence, follow a stereotyped pattern.
Only a freely acting, designing agent resolves the mystery. Only such an agent creates, truly, ex nihilo.
There is an ongoing debate about intelligent design in the Thomist system.
if we are wholly matter, and matter is wholly governed by physical law, there is no room for free will.
It can detect a single photon. It can test the foundations of our understanding of nature. And it is also a piece of “botched” work by evolution?