No matter what terminology is chosen, the materialist project always and necessarily amounts to eliminating the mind.
People suspect that we are being conned about a lot of things. How would an accepted, admitted policy of conning us not make it worse?
Efforts to relate insect to human consciousness are doomed because the distinguishing features of human consciousness are abstract thinking and moral choice.
New finds in genetics and neuroscience both shed light and deepen the puzzle of the almost “alien” species.
From one corner we learn that free will could possibly exist, provided that it is materialized or, if you like “evolutionized.”