The God-weapon

The Universe was here before we were, for untold billions of years. The Universe will be here after we are gone, for untold billions of years. Everything runs just fine without us! Everything runs just fine with us! Nothing comes screeching to a halt if the word "god" is not used. The people who have their heads filled with "god" are those who cannot accept reality just as it is, straight up. The first person who invented the god concept was almost certainly a very fearful and hateful person, who needed a big "sky daddy" to kill his enemies for him, and to protect him from his fear. The "god…
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Is it Rational to Believe in “Ghosts” but not “God”?

This is a response to this question I wrote: "Most certainly. A couple of notes: If by "ghosts" you are meaning "souls", then as you no doubt know, the concept of "immortal souls" is only about 2400 years old or so; before that, "souls" (ghosts) were generally considered to decay into nothing, or almost nothing (such as Greek "shades'). This whole preoccupation with "god", as a super being who might keep you from decaying away, is a quite recent one in terms of human history. The concept is of course quite potent these days, as if some religion can convince you there is a way to avoid soul decay, by…
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Energy Enclaves and the Fermi Paradox

It's possible that at some point "energy beings" no longer need ANY contact with organic critters and can evolve and thrive without "us". I'm saying that's how it started way back.. Are there hyper-evolved beings which need nothing to do with any type of organics? Almost certainly. Look at Earth. Proto single cell life is like 4 billion years old. Multicellular life is like 3 billion years old. It's anybody's guess how long it took (if it did.. it's a hypothesis) for "engergy species" to evolve.. I'm presuming quite a bit later.. perhaps in the time of dinosaurs.. as I'm postulating quite a lot of neural complexity being required to…
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