I’ve often wondered about the attempts to either explain phenomena like conscsiousness, free will and intelligence in terms of physics, chemistry and biology. Kauffman has written a book about it and claims that
such phenomena â€œcannot be deduced from physics, have causal powers of their own, and therefore are emergent real entities in the universe.â€ This creative process of emergence, Kauffman contends, â€œis so stunning, so overwhelming, so worthy of awe, gratitude and respect, that it is God enough for many of us. God, a fully natural God, is the very creativity in the universe.â€
Excuse me, I have shopping to do.