Blaming ideas by Barrow( now at Cambridge I think) and Tipler at Tulane
doesn't seem profitable since Tipler has already stated that he feels that
religion will become a part of physics as knowledge of the human place and
destiny in the universe increases. What I suggest, is to "cheerfully"
explain to the merely curious or the misinformed that the universe is way-big
enough for all kinds of religions and plenty of room left over for atheists
to. Baring that, if they are persistently obnoxious, give their nuts a
healthy tweak. If you want to dump Tipler, you can always jump to Hans
Moravec (Carnegie Mellon) or to Max Tegmark (now at U of Penn). My chief
problem with Tipler is not that his ideas are nutty, but that he seems
In a message dated 7/4/00 7:41:50 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
<< Do I have to spell it out for you again. lets go. The people are not
interested of geeky religions and math teorems, end of story.
If they have alredy formd a predjudice against transhumanism becuse Tippler,
we are all very FUCKED. Then we're seen as a nutty sect, and in for all heck
of a lot of slope before being able to communicate outwards again. And this
just because they skimmed a Tipler page or especially anti- Tipler page.
So, what to do?
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