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Posted by sim | Thu Apr 1st 2004 1:42 p.m.

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'I suspect that as we move further and further into the field of digital or artificial life we will find more and more unexpected properties begin to emerge out of what we see happening and that this is a precise parallel to the entities we create around ourselves to inform and shape our lives and enable us to work and live together.
Therefore, I would argue that though there isn't an actual god there is an artificial god and we should probably bear that in mind.'
(Douglas Adams 1998)

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  • neil jenkins | Thu Apr 1st 2004 2:37 p.m.
    Now it is such a bizarrely improbable coincidence that anything so
    mindboggingly useful could have evolved purely by chance that some
    thinkers have chosen to see it as the final and clinching proof of the
    non-existence of God. The argument goes something like this: 'I refuse
    to prove that I exist,' says God, 'for proof denies faith, and without
    faith I am nothing.' 'But,' says Man, 'The Babel fish is a dead
    giveaway, isn't it? It could not have evolved by chance. It proves you
    exist, and so therefore, by your own arguments, you don't. QED.' 'Oh
    dear,' says God, 'I hadn't thought of that,' and promptly vanished in a
    puff of logic. 'Oh, that was easy,' says Man, and for an encore goes on
    to prove that black is white and gets himself killed on the next zebra
    crossing."

    Douglas Adams, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, 1978
    a web version of the guide : http://www.vogon.com/guide/

    On Thursday, April 1, 2004, at 06:42 PM, soy.de wrote:

    > o]-[- The Fourth Age of Sand ]-8[o
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    > - 01.04.04 - 19:42:24
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    > WORD << VISUAL>> SOUND :
    > 'I suspect that as we move further and further into the field of
    > digital or artificial life we will find more and more unexpected
    > properties begin to emerge out of what we see happening and that this
    > is a precise parallel to the entities we create around ourselves to
    > inform and shape our lives and enable us to work and live together.
    > Therefore, I would argue that though there isn't an actual god there
    > is an artificial god and we should probably bear that in mind.'
    > (Douglas Adams 1998)
    >
    > URL:
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  • sim | Sun Apr 4th 2004 8:28 p.m.
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    well ok , neil beat me :)!

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  • sim | Sun Apr 4th 2004 8:58 p.m.
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    WORD << VISUAL>> SOUND :
    OK, let
  • sim | Sun Apr 4th 2004 8:59 p.m.
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    WORD << VISUAL>> SOUND :
    What is the 'Fourth Age of Sand'?

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