Archive May 2012
Becoming God Can Be Cruel and Irrational
“God is cruel”, says Hank Pellissier, managing director of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technology. Here are my thoughts ... Read more →
Imagine a 1970 Journal Entry from a Mormon on Blacks and Priesthood
In 1978, the LDS Church extended priesthood to blacks. Prior to that time, some Mormons doubted the divinity of the ... Read more →
How strong are constraints on intelligent purpose?
In “The Superintelligent Will: Motivations and Instrumental Rationality in Advanced Artificial Agents”, Nick Bostrom argues briefly for the idea that ... Read more →
Should you persuade me of your ideology?
Should we attempt to persuade each other of our ideologies? Some of us avoid proselyting. Others, such as Mormons, heartily ... Read more →