Saturday, August 01, 2015

12. Does God play SIMS with people?

I'm sure Descartes will object. The SIMS cannot do the cogito. They don't have independent thinking that can assert that because they think, they exist. They cannot step out of the game and tell their gamer, we think you don't exist. Neither can they praise the gamer and start a religion. I would add that "play" is a tricky word. It's half serious than work, albeit I think God has a sense of humor. Yet if by play we mean spontaneous directionless interaction, I would definitely join Descartes in his objection. This cannot be all spontaneous combustion by a deity tapping on an iPad. So, no. God doesn't play SIMS with people. Wait a minute, did I hear you say there's a free will mode on?

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