Re: Immortal Souls (Was: Space and Spirituality)

Anders Sandberg (
Fri, 20 Dec 1996 19:20:43 +0100 (MET)

On Thu, 19 Dec 1996, Eliezer Yudkowsky wrote:

> Try turning it around: What would happen if it turns out that uploading
> won't work because people DO have immortal souls, and a scientific proof
> to that effect is found? What would that do to the Extropian community
> and people in general?

I think the die-hard rationalists would of course refuse to believe in
it, claiming it was due to some obscure quantum effect. :-)

But if there are immortal souls, why not improve them? What about
augmenting karmic balance or equiping them with spiritual bionics? I think
we can drive the religious people nuts anyway...

Anders Sandberg Towards Ascension!
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