Reynolds says he saw in Johnson a mind constant and relentless in the pursuit of truth.
A materialist view of reality leaves out much of reality (love, reason, mercy, truth, etc.) so skittish materialists often call themselves “physicalists.”
It’s helpful, as with his Third Way, to begin with a metaphor, in order to get an intuitive feel for the proof.
“Although higher thought is not localizable to one region of the brain, it may be distributed to neurons throughout the brain.”
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.