Pope Beanie's Blog Posts Tagged 'science' (5)

God of the Nudges

Obviously everyone's just been guessing what God must be like, and the conclusions people come up with depend 90% of the time on what the culture they grew up in tell them is true. Fortunately, enough people have enough smarts to realize how well science explains a growing number of past mysteries, which additionally leads us to better predictions of the future. Especially predictions like "if I do X, I've learned that Y happens". You know, a scientific method, or something like… Continue

Added by Pope Beanie on April 10, 2017 at 5:30pm — 17 Comments

Will AI end our species?

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 afraid…

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Added by Pope Beanie on May 7, 2014 at 10:26pm — 24 Comments

How are "souls" allocated?

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…

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Added by Pope Beanie on September 14, 2013 at 2:20pm — No Comments

It *IS* All Just a Theory! (but it's so successful and prophetic)

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…

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Added by Pope Beanie on November 4, 2012 at 10:46pm — 18 Comments

It Was All Just a Theory

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.

List theories…

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Added by Pope Beanie on September 24, 2012 at 4:00pm — 12 Comments

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Belief

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Agnosticism

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I'm not an atheist anymore...

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