A materialist view of reality leaves out much of reality (love, reason, mercy, truth, etc.) so skittish materialists often call themselves “physicalists.”
I had thought of the Singularity as an event, to which the universe — physical reality — traces back at the moment of the Big Bang.
In 1884, English clergyman Edwin A. Abbott published a work of scientific and mathematical fantasy.
A humble glass of water out of the kitchen faucet — nothing special there, right?
Darwinian evolution, even in its 21st-century form, fails the formidable task of explaining how the first enzyme arose.