Re: muslim extropian

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Sat Mar 17 2001 - 12:07:29 MST

"Zahir Alpaslan" <> writes:

> i liked all the previous emails about islam and extropianism. it is great to
> be able to see all the different ideas and views.

It would be interesting to hear your views on how extropy would
interact with the muslim way (OK, that is a big and complex question,
but we have to start somewhere).

> there are many ways to interpret things for example you can interpret
> cryogenics as reincarnation and if you read quran you'll see many references
> to that.

I remember seeing a website for some islamic apologist claiming the
quran accurately describes the universe of modern cosmology by
interpreting one sura as a statement that the universe is closed and
would implode in a Big Crunch. Of course, given current observational
data for an open universe that interpretation is a bit shaky now :-)

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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