If God created us in "his" image, and we created computers in our's....

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  1. DearthnVader macrumors 6502

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    What would that tell us about God, and ourselves?
     
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    This made me think of Futurama, although that is probably unsurprising.

     
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    Some are.
     
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    I would rather think that the abrahamic god created man and then those men recreated god in their own image...

    But that's just me.
     
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    well isn't the Phrase "in his own image" supposed to be taken literally? If so, we didn't create computers in our own image. If it means something else, clue me in please.
     
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    I'm not sure of any other meaning for, in his own image, so I take it quite literally.

    It's amazing, when we think about it, how much like a computer we are, neural synapses firing(100010010101010), short term memory( ram ) and long term memory( hard disk ).
     
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    Like the trash can Mac Pro?
     
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    sudo apt-get install bless
    sudo ghex human.cad

    I can't think of where to go with this. I would be too tempted to an ascii zombie at that point.
     
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    A philosophy book I had said people throughout history often relate the working of the mind to the most sophisticated technology they have. I don't exactly know what that means, other than there used to be more mechanical conceptions of the mind and body, now it's more of a computer theory.
     
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    That's because the brain is a very complex structure. There's never been an estimate of a computer capable of behaving like the brain that's accurate, but there's been a lot of discussion about the topic. On paper, a super computer is faster than the brain at calculations, but brains operate in a non-linear fashion, if I recall correctly, so it's difficult to answer. I believe your background in medicine may shed some light onto the topic. It isn't one I've approached much because of the complexity of it.
     
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    Make me a sammich.

    sudo make me a sammich.

    The time argument is mandatory.

    sudo make me a sammich now.:D
     
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    And none of them are made in America.
     
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    I have to question the idea that we've made computers in our image.

    Humans have made countless tools, of which I consider the computer one.

    But which of those other tools would you say is "in our image?"
     
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  17. DearthnVader thread starter macrumors 6502

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    We keep refining our tools.

    https://www.newscientist.com/articl...with-human-like-learning-will-program-itself/
     
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    As I was making dinner tonight it struck me that you were going to take thread in this direction ...

    Computers need programmers. So who programmed humans?

    God did.

    Is that the direction you hoped to take the discussion? If not, please feel free to correct me.
     
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    When we can create a universe, a perfect planet with every single aspect so perfect that life can grow, thrive and adapt, and THEN make organic beings, I'll ponder this question.
     
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    I think it tells us that maybe it was a massive porkie pie after all.
     
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    Quite candidly, I don't believe that "God" created us in "his" image, rather, I would argue that we created "him" in ours.
     
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    Ohhhh, you are going to burn in hell! ;) :p
     
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    You are aware of what the term "if" means, no?
     
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    Ah, hell. Perhaps.

    And is that concept of "hell" to be found in this life, the next one or the one after that?

    I think how a society describes (and imagines) their vision of what constitutes a hell, or, indeed, a heaven, can be quite instructive - and rather revealing, - as it tells you what that society fears and longs for.
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    Ah.

    Interesting.

    But your thread title does not emphasise the 'if', instead, it invites acceptance of the idea that we are created in the image of a deity.

    I don't believe that we are, not least because only an incredibly incompetent and dysfunctional deity would seek to construct humanity and label this a creation in "his" image.
     

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