Saturday, October 3, 2009

Will Humans Evolve Into Super Beings?

Both the evolutionary section of science and the creationism section of religion are rear-view mirror concepts.

That is, they ask "where did we come from?", however, Ecocosmology is a front wind shield concept asking "where are we going?", and so it is a completely different approach.

Concerning Tenet 3(f) of Ecocosmology, we gave recent scientific thought concerning human evolution a look in the post Will Humans Evolve Into Machines.

We had mentioned in an earlier post that we would consider the mystical or religious position on that subject, so, that is what is being done in this current post.

The religious and mystical dogma and teachings vary over time as do evolutionary dogma and teachings.

But in the Tenet 3(f) sense, both call for a morph of the human body into something no longer frail and subject to a host of bad things: from hunger, disease, and death, to permanent extinction when the Sun's demise takes place.

An ancient Christian Apostle said this:

I declare to you, brothers, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed — in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality.

(I Cor. 15:50-53, emphasis added). The religion of the Apostle Paul was that perishable flesh and blood humanity had to be changed into non-flesh and blood beings with imperishable bodies.

The scientists quoted in the links to the articles on evolution above said that perishable flesh and blood humanity will be replaced with imperishable "machines" with artificial intelligence ("the future of mankind will be as vastly evolved sentient machines capable of self-replicating and exploring the farthest reaches of the Universe").

In a sense, then, as was pointed out in another post on this blog, there are distinct similarities in science and religion concerning what must happen in order for humanity to survive, but the ways of getting there are where the distinct differences arise.

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