“How many other scientific disciplines have utterly failed to explain the salient phenomenon of the system they study?” I can think of one.
As a young Muslim physician suggests, materialism asks us to deny the evidence of our near-universal, dualist experience.
Will robots ever experience empathy or other feelings, or develop a genuine sense of humor?
Cloning a human being is a terrifying prospect, from a moral perspective, and seems inevitable.
Further requirements could be listed, including some even more horrific than cloning.