Re: Religious Groups Bash Clones

From: Zero Powers (
Date: Thu Aug 02 2001 - 02:22:03 MDT

>From: "Russell Blackford" <>

>JR said
>>Religious groups won't get this worked up over AI, right?
>Don't bet on it. I'm expecting such opposition to *all* transhuman

Of course. Those who would like to see public policy formed by logic,
rather than ancient mythology had better start planning yesterday for how to
deal with the theist threat. The "Christians" will almost certainly see any
attempt to create a super-intelligence as a harbinger of the apocalypse
(come to think of it, they might be right on that one), and they will do
*anything* to prevent its development.

You think its rough going for abortion doctors and cloners, just wait 'til
Yudkowsky & Co. start making waves.


"I'm a seeker too. But my dreams aren't like yours. I can't help thinking
that somewhere in the universe there has to be something better than man.
Has to be." -- George Taylor _Planet of the Apes_ (1968)

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