Can Science Resurrect God? New Scenario Says ‘Yes’

From Huffington Post:

According to Nicholas Wade, veteran New York Times science reporter, and author of the new book The Faith Instinct, religious fervor has dwindled of late because religions have failed to keep pace with human knowledge. For faith to thrive, our concepts of God must adapt to our evolving scientific knowledge.

What happens if we project our current scientific knowledge into the future? A new scenario suggests the evolution of a new concept of God.

Imagine 100 years ago, looking up into the sky and seeing a pinhead in the stratosphere, and someone telling you the dot contained 400 people whizzing off to China faster than the chariots of the Greek gods. Or consider the progress with cloning; we now have the ability to resurrect species that no longer exist, such as the Bucardo mountain goat – and using chromosome transfer, we can create a mate for it just like God did for Adam in the Garden of Eden.

Now imagine what will be possible in 100 billion years.

[Read more at Huffington Post]

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  • Word Eater

    Er… huh.

    The multiverse explanation of quantum mechanics is pretty unpopular among most scientists and I doubt very much that humanity will still be around in 1 billion years.

    The full article is rife with wishful thinking.

    Case in point, the story about “Vicki's mother” who had polio and was in leg braces which left her with little to do most of the time but watch TV. If the writer, as the article states, was able to clone Vicki's mom without polio, there is no mention that this new person would not even remotely be the original. With no polio, she would lack the unique physiology that colored her perceptions of life. And without the exact same experiences and memories, she would also grow into a completely separate entity who just happens to share DNA with the original.

    Cloning is not some Sci Fi (or SyFy) where clones are borne fully grown with all the memories of the original. A clone is an individual distinct from the donor.

    Anyway, “sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic” and what not.

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