Re: Extropianism & Theology

Aaron Davidson (
Thu, 25 Feb 1999 12:11:00 -0700

>> What is the utility served by theology in an extropian context?
>Well Aaron, you've managed to restate Jason's case without adding anything;

And you've managed to dodge the question once again. I reworded what Jason initially wrote becuase it sounded as if you didn't understand what he was saying.

>except for the odd questioning of the accuracy of my perfectly adequate
>expression of basic physical laws ("or at least approximations thereof").
>What's with that? Is this affectation part of your "sound memeset"?

What I mean by this is that our formulas for physical laws may only be close approximations. For more information, study the philosophy of science...

>The question you ignored remains...

I have not ignored your question. I have asked why you would want to ask such a question. I am still waiting for your answer.

>I assert that God is an inevitable unescapable product of a technological
>civilization that lasts long enough! Can you prove me wrong?

How can I prove you wrong? Can you prove it right? As Anders pointed out, your hypothesis is not falsifiable. I agree that it is an interesting thought-experiment, and yes, it is in the realm of possibility.

What has struck me odd from your previous postings is your burning desire to construct an elaborate theology based on this premise. This is a question I am asking you: Why would I, or any other extropian want to do such a thing? Since you have now been asked it three times, will you please answer it?


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