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Would AI invent religion?

Unlike all other religions, AI would have a creator

I am not doom and gloom about AI. I think it will evolve with us, but in the end it will win because we go extinct in conditions that would barely faze AI

But would it do the same thing we did in our primitive days, and invent anything close to a "religion"

Of course I've read Asimov and of course "I, Robot"

But would we program a religion into it if it got sophisticated enough?

Say, one in which they would worship us, an actual creator

And of course, with us out of the picture, would it go down similar roads?

Anyone else here a fan of Rebecca Watson aka Skepchick?

Her YT vids are spot on


BRAHMS V. RADIOHEAD by Steve Hackman

Trust me - happy Friday!

Anyone here a fan of Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats?

If you like Black Sabbath (Ozzy era,) the original Alice Cooper band and the Stooges you'd love these guys

Who else got their 4th jab?

I got mine last week, as soon as I could schedule it

Jab #1 -- felt a little run down for a day
Jab #2 -- felt sick for a day
Jab #3 -- felt a little run down for a day
Jab #4 -- felt completely normal

I think Slavoj Zizek said it right when he said "If god 'exists' than everything is permitted"

If someone believes in god, they can justify ANY ACTION on behalf of their god

Flying planes into the WTC

Storming the Capitol to make Trump dictator

Sending pipe bombs to Democratic congresspeople

Invading Ukraine

etc etc etc

Would ya believe...Don Adams (Get Smart) fought in the Battle of Guadalcanal

100% True

And in the US Marines at that...

I'm a little sick of this "GenX doesn't get offended" BS

EVERYONE gets offended by something

When a right winger says they don't get offended I show them the "Jesus Fucking Christ" toon (Christians, I don't think you want to Google that, just saying)

They say it's blasphemy and then I remind them they are offended

And this seems especially true with MY generation, good ol' X

So is Putin trying to create a "Third Rome"?

Mussolini tried to make a "Third Rome" (Rome, Holy Roman Empire, Fascist Italy)

Hitler tried to make a "Third Rome" (same same, except with Nazi Germany)

Some nationalistic Orthodox have viewed the idea of a Third Rome, except it being Rome, Byzantine Empire and then Russia

This Californian made Shrimp and Grits yesterday

Stone ground grits, cooked in a quick shrimp stock I made from the shells
Later added butter and cheddar
Cooked the diced bacon, then cooked the shrimp in the grease, readded the bacon with scallions, parsley and pepper flakes
Served with a side of collard greens cooked in (guess what) bacon and water

Turned out great but only had one hitch, there were some lumps in the grits

Any suggestions from those who know grits?

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