“Why is there something rather than nothing?”
Even pain can be considered evidence of intelligent design.
“Human’s ability to talk may depend, in part, on our having lost a part of the larynx that dozens of other primate species have, new research suggests.”
Stephen C. Meyer shares, from the Foreword to the new memoir by Charles Thaxton, A Leg to Stand On:
“The glowing river of light [known as ‘STEVE’] may look like an aurora, but it’s actually a unique phenomenon that was considered “completely unknown” to science upon its discovery.”
“UK scientists have created an “eternal engine” to keep the next generation of atomic clock ticking.”
“A super-Earth planet has been found near the habitable zone of a red dwarf star only 37 light-years from the Earth.”
“Why would an all-powerful, all-loving God create a world with viruses?”
The waning of interest in transhumanism may be related to a growing awareness of the fundamental limits of artificial intelligence.
Scientists at Newcastle University have uncovered a source of oxygen that may have influenced the evolution of life before the advent of photosynthesis. The pioneering research project, led by Newcastle University’s School of Natural and Environmental Sciences and published today in Nature Communications, uncovered a mechanism that can generate hydrogen peroxide from rocks during the movement of geological faults. While Read More…
Holloway: Neural networks get stymied by complex decisions due to the very processes that enable them to make any decisions at all. That’s a fundamental limitation.
So, the pivotal question that the information content of DNA and other biomolecules raises is, can the relevant forces of nature, namely gravity and the electromagnetic forces, produce the complex, information-rich, functional biomolecules found within even unicellular organisms?
The human brain reaches 95% of adult size at six years of age. Interestingly seven years of age is commonly held to be the “age of reason.”
It’s not clear what, explicitly, human intelligence is or even how it originates. Ethics aside, there’s no way to decide who to save and who to throw away.
Takehome: Humans can do things that AI cannot do, as we saw earlier, but those abilities are not due to the superior learning ability of a human neuron.