Saturday, October 20, 2007

God as Gamer - Are We Trapped in God's Video Game?

Interesting article - I have often referred to God as the ultimate programmer. Still...

The empirical results that influence how we might think about God-as-video-game-player are the successful demonstrations of quantum cryptography, in which a sender and receiver can be assured that no natural observer has eavesdropped on a message. This system works because a component of the message is ruined by quantum effects as soon as it is read. For a god to eavesdrop on a quantum cryptography session and then cover his tracks, would, as it happens, require near omnipotence. When the first quantum cryptography experiments were done, I felt a little relieved and sad at the same time, because we then knew that one kind of potential exotic or supernatural form of life that might have been watching us either did not exist or wasn’t paying attention.


See how the writer limits omnipotence and omniscience with his naturalism!

Job 38:4
"Where were you when I laid the earth's foundation? Tell me, if you understand.

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