Tag Archive: religion

Nov 30 2013

The Simulation Hypothesis and Religion: Part 4 – The Nature of God

In Part 1 (Animism) of my series on the Simulation Hypotheses and Religion I explored some means by which a simulated world, containing Artificial Intelligences called ‘humans’, might exhibit the characteristics of Animist belief; including ‘spirits’ and ‘supernatural connections’ between things. In Part 2 (The God Module) I looked at the role of and enabling factors for faith, especially faith when …

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Nov 24 2013

The Simulation Hypothesis and Religion: Part 3 – The Spirit and the Soul

In Part 1 (Animism) of my series on the Simulation Hypotheses and Religion I explored some means by which a simulated world, containing Artificial Intelligences called ‘humans’, might exhibit the characteristics of Animist belief; including ‘spirits’ and ‘supernatural connections’ between things. In Part 2 (The God Module) I looked at the role of and enabling factors for faith, especially …

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Oct 13 2013

The Simulation Hypothesis and Religion: Part 2 – The God Module

In Part 1 (Animism) of my series on the Simulation Hypotheses and Religion I explored some means by which a simulated world, containing Artificial Intelligences called ‘humans’, might exhibit the characteristics of Animist belief; including ‘spirits’ and ‘supernatural connections’ between things. (If you haven’t read part 1 yet, go and read it now. If you haven’t also read …

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Oct 06 2013

The Simulation Hypothesis and Religion: Part 1 – Animism

Earlier I explored some of the consequences of The Simulation Hypothesis. In that essay I quickly glossed over the possibility that our world’s religions might exist because we live in a simulation designed as a ‘God Game‘: Think about it, much of mythology makes all of us out as NPCs (Non Player Characters) in a great …

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Jul 06 2008

It’s Kirk you stinkin’ heathen!

Kirk vs. Picard. Are there parallels in religious doctrinal debates?

Mar 25 2008

Irony, thy name is Dawkins

Atheist and evolution blogger P.Z. Myers was ejected from a screening of a pro-creationism film because the director didn’t want him to attend. The punch-line is delicious!

May 15 2007

So Yahweh Ben Yahweh walks up to Saint Peter and says…

In a previous post I discussed the posthumous attacks on Jerry Falwell and why I found them unseemly. The funny thing is, Yahweh Ben Yahweh also died recently and no one seems to have noticed. It isn’t like his preachings were any less toxic than Falwell’s rantings. It isn’t like he didn’t actually order (and …

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May 15 2007

So Jerry Falwell walks up to Saint Peter and says…

It is all over the MSM and the Blogosphere: Jerry Falwell is dead. Most people are treating it as an opportunity to dance on the grave of someone who would gladly have danced on theirs. (No reason to bother with links here; I’m sure you’ve already seen the posts.) Me? I’m certainly happy that Falwell’s …

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Jun 09 2006

Published: “The Seed”

At least partially because I was planning my previous post on God, Spirtuality, and the Singularity, I decided to dust off an old short story I had laying around and submit it to HardSF.net. They accepted it pretty quickly and it is already up on their website. Why that particular story? It is basically my …

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Jun 09 2006

God, Spirtuality, and the Singularity

A while back, Phil Bowermaster of The Speculist posted an interesting piece titled God and the Singularity. This generated an even more interesting discussion, which I linked to at the time and even led to a followup post on The Speculist. So, more recently, Phil decided to survey his readers on the subject. The questions …

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