What’s keeping us from becoming Gods?

Why aren’t we Gods, yet? The list of reasons I’m not a God is pretty long, but I want to approach it from a physical perspective rather than a moral one. To do so, I want to explain to you a bit about Robin Hanson’s Great Filter argument. In it he asks, what are our chances of ever leaving this planet and...

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Unassuming God

Assumptions about God Omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent. Dogma in our modern understanding is pretty much just another way of saying “arbitrary assumptions”. According to a Pew Research Foundation survey on religion (see “Interpretation of Religious Teachings”), 54% of Mormons believe that there is only...

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Infinite Assumptions

In this third part of my discussion of cosmic assumptions, I explain that not all infinities are created equal. I discuss different sizes of infinity, variation among universes, and assumptions we make about evidence.  See the introductory post, here, and the follow up post, here. Assumptions about the Universe Universe or...

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Multiverse, Shapes, and Laws

The three, nested Klein bottles shown in the image have only one side, like a Möbius strip–the outside is continuous with the inside (although a topologist would tell you that this is only an approximation and that a Klein bottle cannot really be made in our three dimensions–thanks, Dad, for the clarification). Our...

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When you sum(As,e)

You’ve probably heard the saying: “When you assume . . . you make a sum of As and e.” For you non-chemists, that would be arsenic plus one electron making an arsenic ion with a charge of negative one. That’s not a very stable ion, so it’s not really found in nature, thus the saying makes it clear that...

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Dr. Lawrence Krauss Gets it Wrong….Again

  Note: I am publicly apologizing for this post.   In it I have taken Dr. Lawrence Krauss’ comment out of context.  This was an honest mistake, as I was working from memory.  When I wrote the post, I could not find the debate on You Tube to confirm the context in which he makes the statement below.  After some...

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What Is Sin–A Perspective Influenced by the East.

There is some mystery about Jesus’ life before he started his ministry. Some believe that he went east in those years and encountered Buddhism. Frankly, this makes sense because it is very easy to re-interpret much of what Jesus taught and did from a Buddhist point of view.  I would like to look at some basic Christian ideas...

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A Transhumanist Interpretation of the Gospel

This is the third in a five-part series on Mormon Transhumanism. The first part was an introduction to transhumanism written by James Carroll and I wrote the second part, comparing transhumanism and Mormonism. At the core of Mormonism is the Gospel of Christ, which is essentially a transhumanist undertaking―something designed to...

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“…or we shall not come out true Mormons.”

Note: This is the beginning of a series of posts I am conceptually calling, “The Song of Redeeming Love: 20 Neglected Principles of Mormonism.” It is my hope that it will help persons in the midst of faith crises, identify gospel principles with which they can still strongly identify, as they transform or rebuild their...

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Transhumanist Parallels in Mormonism

This is the second in a series of posts on Mormon Tranhumanism. The first was written by James Carroll. Many people are surprised to discover that Mormonism and Transhumanism have anything in common. In fact, they are remarkably compatible. In this post I’ve collected a number of Mormon teachings that have fascinating...

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