The author thinks that the only difference between humans and animals is that humans change and animals do not. This is the only difference that atheists grasp and will admit to, however, you don’t explain why humans were created in the image of God by quoting Richard Dawkins and materialistic neuroscientists. You explain it by proving that humans are embodied spirits.
The difference between humans and animals is that humans have minds with four levels and animals only have brains, with no levels at all. The lowest level is observation. Take, for example, knowing that the sky is blue. This means more than that light is entering our eyes and a signal is going to our brains. It means an awareness of this. What is this awareness? What are the mental images that humans can create after they observe an object?
When animals have nothing to do, they go to sleep. Humans ask questions about what they observe. Humans want to know the cause of things, the relationship between things, and the unity between things. Extremely intelligent humans invent hypotheses or insights. What is causality? What are concepts and other mental constructs?
Humans don't invent hypotheses for the fun of it, but want to know whether they are true or just probable. At this level, humans marshal the evidence and decide whether a hypothesis is true. This level requires being rational. What is truth?
The fourth level is deciding what to do with our bodies. This level requires being responsible. What is the relationship between ourselves and our bodies?
Thus, humans are attentive, intelligent, rational, and responsible animals. None of these four adjectives can be defined or explicated. This means humans are indefinabilities that become conscious of their own existence. Two other ways of saying this is that humans are embodied spirits and the human soul is spiritual.
These unanswerable questions about the human mind lead to God's existence because we know that other humans exist. Humans are finite beings because our existence is limited to ourselves. Since finite beings need a cause, an infinite being exists. The infinite being is called God in Western religions.