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Frings
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Message 1 of 6 (119286)
06-27-2004 6:23 PM


What makes a God? Is it an intelligence with the power to create life? If so, can I be accounted for as a God if successfully create life such as replicating molecules or some other degree of basic life in a laboratory or perhaps a real intelligence in a computer program?

Lets say a team of researchers in the future succeeded in creating a real intelligence, a bodyless lifeform with feelings, abilities to learn, make desitions and so on. Could those researchers (or their bosses) who created and control this new occurance of life's life and death be called Gods?

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06-27-2004 7:22 PM


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Message 3 of 6 (119509)
06-28-2004 12:14 PM


This seems fun. To my mind you would in essence, at least if you kept the ability to control the life you created, be a God to those beings you created.

This of course would raise questions regarding whatever created us, if indeed we ever found that something did. Were they created and do they have Gods?

And of course if it turns out that we really did create the Gods we have with our own minds, does that make us better than Gods?


holmes
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06-28-2004 12:22 PM
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06-28-2004 12:14 PM


And of course if it turns out that we really did create the Gods we have with our own minds, does that make us better than Gods?

No more than it would make us better than our cars. Both would be stuff we came up with get us from place A to place B.


"Egos drone and pose alone, Like black balloons, all banged and blown
On a backwards river the infidels shiver in the stench of belief.
And tell my mama I'm a hundred years late; I'm over the rails and out of the race
The crippled psalms of an age that won't thaw are ringing in my ears"
-Beck
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Message 5 of 6 (119590)
06-28-2004 4:13 PM
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All the cars I ever made couldn't get me anywhere, their wheels were glued on.


holmes
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Message 6 of 6 (119593)
06-28-2004 4:21 PM
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06-27-2004 6:23 PM


"God is human all to human." Fredrick Neitzche

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