KMO welcomes Bruce Damer back the program to talk about what the pursuit of artificial life tells us about the possible nature and intentions of God. What limitations does the complexity of the human brain place on God's scope of action? Does God tinker with the universe to achieve a desired outcome, or did God establish the initial conditions and operational parameters of the universe, set it in motion and then let the process play out according to its own internal logic? Bruce Damer examined these issues in the chapter he wrote for the new book Divine Action and Natural Selection: Science, Faith, and Evolution.
Music by Galen Brandt: http://www.dotolearn.com/happy_holidays/happy_holidays/holidays.htm
Special thanks to the Two Zillion-Year-Old Hippie for his contribution to this episode: http://2zillionhippie.podomatic.com/