Re: Re: Christian evangelicals colliding with the singularity...

From: Max More (
Date: Sun Mar 05 2000 - 15:57:09 MST

At 06:49 PM 3/3/00 -0500, Pat wrote:
>mpening effect. Like it or not, the religious types are very effective
>organizers, and can do much to influence our freedoms. I think we'd better
>get really used to hearing the accusation "playing God."

Steve Martin, in the "Man with Two Brains", on being accused of playing God:
"SOMEBODY has to!"

Some theologians seem to be sympathetic to the idea that we can at least
play along with God. If we are made in God's image, and God is
fundamentally a creator and designer, then surely it's part of God's plan
that we excel at creating and design ourselves, so long as we do it with a
good purpose. I hold out more hope than some for seeing at least many
strains of the major religions gradually integrating the changes we would
like to see. I've seen many Christian in my classes seem open to
transhumanist ideas when presented effectively.

Max More, Ph.D.
President, Extropy Institute.
CEO, MoreLogic Solutions. or

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