Until now we’ve focused on all the applause from scientists. But of course the book is not just a scientific treatise. It’s also a great read.
Mr. Brown appears to have waded a little distance into the design debate. Will he go further?
“Is the soul real? Or is it just an old construct used to explain what a scientifically illiterate society could not?”
“[C]odes do not occur naturally in the world….Codes are the deliberate inventions of intelligent consciousness.”
The human mind, unlike the human brain, is an immaterial entity, thus unrealizable by a material artifact like a computer.