They have taken on the masks of their former taskmasters and let their heritage stand empty, though thankfully not yet in ruins.
How does one “convince” a robot of anything, when changing your mind about an issue implies free will, which materialists are impelled to deny?
“We are robots made out of meat, which is what I’m going to try to convince you of today.” So says evolutionist Jerry Coyne.
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.