Re: Religious Groups Bash Clones

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Thu Aug 02 2001 - 17:01:45 MDT

Zero Powers wrote:
> >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
> >technologies.
> 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.

Not all theists are anti-future or anti-technology. Not all
that have
serious questions about the direction of various technologies
are the
simpletons that some seem wont to paint them as. If we wish to
see the future become what we most deeply dream of we must deal
the fears as respectfully and as well as we can. Disrespect
will turn
our dreams to ruin. I beg all of you to be aware of this and to

- samantha

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