On God #4
May 17, 2011
Daniel Gould to Bob Wilson
...It's serendipity all over again!
Your e-mail, describing your message to the world, has left me flabbergasted, flummoxed and fascinated.
This Thursday, I attend a lecture on Singularity (scroll down for click on). I am now looking forward to it more than ever.
Another coincidence is I am reading "The Atheist Manifesto" written by a contemporary French philosopher.
I have only read your "manifesto" twice so far; it will take several more readings for me to grasp its true significances and to have an in-depth understanding. And I do have much to say on the subject. In fact, I have been discussing with my grandchildren the concept of God and the role of religion in its misdirection of the world. I am still an agnostic; and I am anti-religion. As to a Godhead, I lean towards Einstein's quest for an unification theory as being the description of the "supreme being." The one reservation I have with your concept is the lack of a definition for the term "God." As it reads now, you could be confused as a "prophet" or a Scientologist---heaven forbid.
I checked out the web-site for the Singularity University and see that it is located in your neighborhood and that they offer a 10 week graduate study program as well as three day workshops. Since you have been unable to make contact with the powers that be, doing one of the two---or both---would be your foot in the door. Not to mention interesting.
As to your hubris that the manifesto would make you the most hated man in the world, well, I think not. Sorry. There are too many who would agree with your position.
Again, I will be back to you on this.
Registration: the future of the Singularity
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We are looking forward seeing you at the future of the Singularity, Thursday, May 19, 2011
Registration: 18:30-19:00, Conference: 19:00-21:15
Location: HTIB, Eerste Weteringplantsoen 2c, 1017 SJ Amsterdam
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