The rule, as he explains, is arbitrary. True, the designing agent inferred by ID theory is not directly observable, but neither are the elementary particles.
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.
When you go off to an elite college today, you’re expected to think about the most important questions as if it were true that only material things exist.
“To a materialist our subjective thoughts are not real. But our thoughts and beliefs have real consequences.”
What if the way the culture directs us to think about our own biological origins is based on a vast, highly influential myth?