Re: Recreating people [was: renaissance people]

Date: Mon May 15 2000 - 15:40:30 MDT

Yes indeed, I am aware of the new discoveries recently in measuring background radiation and its rammifications. There jury isn't out and may not be out for centuries; but yes it does appear to be expanding at a faster rate. Does it expand it one direction always? Does the cosmos expand and the halt or contract, and then re-flate? Andrew Weil suggested in his book, The Age of Spiritual Machines, that whatever the Constants of the Universe are; it won't matter, because whenever these constants come up against Intelligence, these constants effectively crumble. Will puny man do this? Naw! Will human descendents achieve this? I would vote yes.

In a message dated Mon, 15 May 2000 2:56:14 PM Eastern Daylight Time, Dan Adams <> writes:

<< It was a joke Mitch - I'm fully aware of the frontiers
of high energy physics. Interestingly, it has
recently been demonstrated that we live in an open
universe consisting of roughly 5% matter, 35% dark
matter, and 60% dark energy.

--- wrote:
> In a message dated 5/14/00 10:04:33 PM Pacific
> Daylight Time,
> writes:
> << I say we just call them "magical non-localities."
> >>
> Well, that's a good idea, except, there are real
> physicists who postulate
> alternate universes and wormholes and such. Are
> those magical, non-localities
> too? Till a couple of years ago, dark energy was a
> dark horse, non-entity
> also; possible, but eh! what study it? Then, up
> jumps evidence of a
> anti-gravitic force or effect and, golly, the dark
> horse now leads the race.
> Ya never know.
> Mitch

Dan Adams
Boston College

"I cannot articulate enough to express my dislike to people who think that understanding spoils your experience...How would they know?"
   - Marvin Minsky

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