I disregard prophesied apocalyptic scenarios (except for recurrence of known natural catastrophies), but I'm increasingly interested in the probability of AI taking on a life of its own, at humanity's expense.
Few would argue that, over time, AI will become increasingly enmeshed with our lives. Many believe that we'll always retain control, with preemptive capabilties in cases that would otherwise head out of control. Some argue for unlimited "progress", no worries.
I'm asking people who believe in souls.
One popular declaration is that a Soul is invoked when Sperm hits Egg to form Zygote. But really, says who? It's not in the bible or other ancient scripture, because those were written before science discovered sperm and egg... unless you feel you have the right to interpret scripture in a way that looks prophetic.
Or how about after, when zygote splits into two, to make identical twins? Does one soul now split into two, or do…Continue
Added by Pope Beanie on September 14, 2013 at 2:20pm — No Comments
Something along the same lines of my blog "It Was All Just a Theory", I want to build up a list of stuff that hasn't happened yet, but that Science will make happen.
If religionists can't appreciate all that science has learned and found to be true and presented to humanity--such as all the medicine and technology that has increased our health and lifespan and provided for our daily needs…Continue
I've wanted to put together a list of all those nasty theories that get in the way of divine/religious dogma. But I didn't think until now of a place (here) to start such a list.
I happen to think that the "theory of gravity" is a bad example, because I don't know of any people present or past who preached or taught something against a theory of gravity. It's the blatant, anti-science preaching/teaching (e.g. Creationism) that I'm more concerned with.