Tuesday, February 06, 2007

The Memetic Potential of God: Can Technology be the Master of its Creations?

The human body, therefore, is a multifarious device intended for the procreation of single cell entities, or more precisely, the genes which they employ in their survival. Evolution proceeded, over many millions of years, to shield these genetic terranauts in ever greater layers of complexity. The human body can be better understood as an enormous self-contained ecosystem providing a medium between pure genetic information and the harsh forces of an entire universe.

3 comments:

Katie M. said...

The human body, therefore, is a multifarious device intended for the procreation of single cell entities, or more precisely, the genes which they employ in their survival.

I read that as "nefarious". Freudian slip? :o)

Mac said...

"Nefarious" indeed!

W.M. Bear said...

More mind-brain misidentification fallaciousness. Mind does not equal brain. The mind "runs on" the brain if you want to think of it in computer terms. Why is this difficult? I'll tell you why. Because contemporary science is mired to the gills in materialism, that's why. And as long as it remains thus mired, little progress in the direction of "strong AI" will be made.