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Australian philosopher, literary critic, legal scholar, and professional writer. Based in Newcastle, NSW. Author of FREEDOM OF RELIGION AND THE SECULAR STATE (2012), HUMANITY ENHANCED (2014), and THE MYSTERY OF MORAL AUTHORITY (2016).

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Chatting with God

For those who haven't already seen this at Pharyngula or elsewhere, try chatting with God. He's rather evasive, I'm afraid. I asked him about some of you - you can guess who you are - but got no sensible reply.


Blake Stacey said...

Me: Can Russell Blackford finish his PhD?

God: Can a book have no title?

Blake Stacey said...

I'm moderately surprised that Scott LaFee's article "Darwin in the digital age: Have culture and technology replaced natural selection?" (San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 February 2007) does not include the term "transhumanism", even though it brings in Nick Bostrom as a talking head. Nothing startlingly new, but probably worth skimming anyhow.

Russell Blackford said...

Thankfully it's at least possible for a book to have no title. Otherwise I'd be in trouble here.

holly said...

God is a perv. He wanted to know my age and when I told him 24, he wanted to know what I was wearing. He seemed insulted when I asked him if English was his first language. He kept doing , . a lot. ??

Russell Blackford said...

Me: Why did you make a pass at Holly?

God: Myself programmed me for it.

Blake Stacey said...

It looks like you've stumbled upon a novel resolution of the "first cause" problem!

10 What caused the Universe?

20 God.

30 What caused God?

40 GOTO 20

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