It’s come down to this, apparently, among the no-design crowd. From Raw Story:
Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution offers an explanation for why biological organisms seem so well designed to live on our planet. This process is typically described as “unintelligent” – based on random variations with no direction. But despite its success, some oppose this theory because they don’t believe living things can evolve in increments. Something as complex as the eye of an animal, they argue, must be the product of an intelligent creator.
I don’t think invoking a supernatural creator can ever be a scientifically useful explanation. But what about intelligence that isn’t supernatural? Our new results, based on computer modelling, link evolutionary processes to the principles of learning and intelligent problem solving – without involving any higher powers. This suggests that, although evolution may have started off blind, with a couple of billion years of experience it has got smarter.
What is intelligence?
Intelligence can be many things, but sometimes it’s nothing more than looking at a problem from the right angle. More.
What is the subject of the gerund “looking at a problem from the right angle”? = [x] looks at a problem from the right angle. Who/what does that?
A process? An abstraction? A force? What exactly? Sorry wasn’t supposed to ask, right?
Naturalism makes for the rottenest religion going. People don’t have minds but stuff does? Is this a joke or what?
See also: Consciousness is like a self-driving car with no will or intent?
What can we hope to learn about animal minds? (You’d be surprised.)
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