Since humans are only the “result of purposeless, as-yet-unidentified physical phenomena,” machine are not in any way blocked from becoming what we are and much, much more.
It has to do with the difference between interpolation and extrapolation.
In our culture, crossing a range of thought disciplines, one views says that AI, entrepreneurship, and evolution can dispense with creativity. The algorithm is all!
In this vision, thanks to AI, work is to become an obsolete concept as we all sit around on the beach collecting a monthly paycheck from the government.
The rejoinder to this way of thinking, which Jay Richards expresses with wonderful concision, is that humans possess a unique capacity forever setting us apart from machines.