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  1. #1 Synthetic Life is Godís Handiwork? 
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    If I’ve never learned how to place a video in thread so apologies. Anyways I was wondering about how the manufacturing of laboratory life was going. Appears that synthetic life has been achieved but not sure if that’s from scratch or some artificial component was placed inside an already existing cell. Regardless, it sounds like it’s doable and it’s only a matter of time.

    Not important for this thread because I also tuned in on a video that claimed synthetic/lab life would point out the need for an outside agency to produce it, thus giving credence to Christian creator belief (they said it, not me). I suppose that would be the same for any God creator religions.

    So so the obvious question is.... will synthetic life enhance theism? I’d hate to think that science supplements religion but maybe that’s where it’s heading.


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    It is always the case that theists will find a rationale in "the god of the gaps".

    It is quite pointless to reason with them .They will only respond to the unspoken argument "who needs it anyway?"

    As for AI (going off at a tangent) I have been wondering if we may end up with as many forms of it as there can be creators of it.

    Russian AI may be a different kof to Chinese etc etc.

    Perhaps we may even all end up with our own personal AI since we can look at AI as an extension of our own minds (a mental prosthetic ) that takes off where we fail.

    A customized AI that learns as it goes but never escapes the creator that set it off on its course.


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    Synthetic life if programmed in the right way will think it is God. This is Egotheism, and one possible future for mankind. Biological humans will not be able to keep up with the robots.
    It's happening already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ox View Post
    Synthetic life if programmed in the right way will think it is God. This is Egotheism, and one possible future for mankind. Biological humans will not be able to keep up with the robots.
    It's happening already.
    And random burbling is happening as well I see
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    When you get up in the morning look into the mirror and decide if Richard Dawkins is right.

    "Four thousand million years on, what was to be the fate of the ancient replicators?
    They did not die out, for they are past masters of the survival arts. But do not look for them floating loose in the sea; they gave up that cavalier freedom long ago. Now they swarm in huge colonies, safe inside gigantic lumbering robots, sealed off from the outside world, communicating with it by tortuous indirect routes, manipulating it by remote control.
    They are in you and in me; they created us, body and mind; and their preservation is the ultimate rationale for our existence. They have come a long way, those replicators. Now they go by the name of genes, and we are their survival machines."


    We as robots are now creating our own AI as an extension of our genes.
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    Please stop.
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