: No opinion, faith, belief nor emotion was utilized in the creation of the following passage.NOTE II
: I am atheistic, I tend to avoid things such as belief/faith etc, especially as the inventor of 'non-beliefism'ADAPTED FROM PAPER
: https://www.academia.edu/31660547/A_scientific_redefinition_of_God_by_an_atheistQuote By Sam Harris (an atheist neuroscientist):
"We have to admit that we are building some sort of God
[In youtube video "youtube.com/watch?v=8nt3edWLgIg
", minute 14:11]A.I: SCIENTIFIC-REDEFINITION OF GOD
God is any probably non omniscient entity with the ability to engineer non-trivial intelligence (perhaps artificial), that shall probably exceed that of the the intellect of its creators. (source
)A.II: WHY A?
In the above, I reduce the typical claimed theistic God definition, amidst empirical
| omniscience, omnipotence, omni…., ability_to_engineer_non-trivial_intelligence}
There is an overlap above, whence omniscience, omnipotence, omni… is NOT SCIENTIFICALLY founded.WHY IS GOD SCIENTIFICALLY REDEFINABLE?
(a) One shall recall that humanity had not always had rigorous modern science.
(b) One shall recall that a cause for the universe
(the typical archaic claimed God) had been established before modern science
(Digital Physics, Simulation Hypothesis, Penrose/Hawkins' singularity theorems etc)
(c.i) One shall recall that science updates itself
. It appears science "forgot" to update the archaic science of Gods
, in modern science terms.
(c.ii) Recall 'gravity'. We are aware that science updated from archaic gravity (De Caelo), to Newtonian gravity, then to Einsteinian description. The word 'gravity' maintained regardless.The aforesaid progression merely metamorphoses the typical archaic god, betwixt the falsifiable paradigm.B: YOU ARE A 'MINIMALLY-CAPABLE' GOD, BUT NOT THE THEISTIC-OMNISCIENT TYPE
In a similar way that the hypothetical super artificial intelligence (mentioned in section "C" below) engineers itself (and probably how today’s artificial neural networks update themselves), …we constantly self-engineer our brains, such that enhanced versions of ourselves are probable.
This satisfies definition A.
C: YOU CAN BECOME A 'HIGHLY-CAPABLE' GOD, HOWEVER STILL PROBABLY NOT THE RELIGIOUS-OMNISCIENT TYPE
So, mankind is gaining more and more
, a specific ability
, that several theistic gods are claimed
to possess. (source
That is, the ability
to generate at least human-level, artificial, non-trivial intelligence.
This is probable, given that we don't erase ourselves with war etc, or encounter some other catastrophe.D: HOW TO BECOME A 'HIGHLY-CAPABLE' GOD
Here are three steps
for how one may become a highly-capable god
, on the horizon of the scientific definition above.