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Did Dan Brown’s hero stumble onto God?

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Not clear that was supposed to happen but stories do get away on their authors at times…: Robert J. Marks and Oxford mathematician John Lennox discuss that in connection with Lennox’s new book, 2084: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity (2020)

But one of the astonishing things about the book was when Langdon is asked the question about the origin of the genetic code, which figures very largely in the book and there’s great interest in developing exactly what this involves. And Landon says something like this, and it raises the questions of God. He says, “The question of God, for me, lies in understanding the difference between codes and patterns. Patterns occur everywhere in nature, the spiraling seeds of a sunflower, the hexagonal cells of a honeycomb and so on. Codes are special. Codes by definition must carry information. Codes must transmit data and convey meaning.”

And he ends up by saying, “Codes are the deliberate inventions of intelligent consciousness. They don’t appear organically, they must be created.”…

Utterly fascinating. Someone who’s trying to bring down religion by the use of AI is actually heightening evidence for the existence of God.

News, “In Dan Brown’s AI Hype Novel, the Hero Stumbles Onto God” at Mind Matters News

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One Reply to “Did Dan Brown’s hero stumble onto God?

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    bornagain77 says:

    Hmmmm,,

    “His goal (in writing the book) was to, I quote, “employ the truth of science to destroy the myth of religions, in particular Judaism, Christianity, and Islam,” and he actually concentrates on Christianity. And so here is someone using AI to answer these big questions in such a way as to completely destroy, in his view, religion’s answers and he’s using AI to do it.”,,,
    But one of the astonishing things about the book was when Langdon is asked the question about the origin of the genetic code, which figures very largely in the book,,,
    he ends up by saying, “Codes are the deliberate inventions of intelligent consciousness. They don’t appear organically, they must be created.”
    And one of the other female heroes in the book says, “You think DNA was created by an intelligence?”
    And he just goes as far as saying, “I feel as if I’m seeing a living footprint, the shadow of some greater force that is just beyond our grasp.”
    And I thought, “This is utterly fascinating.” In a book by someone who’s trying to bring down religion by the use of AI, what he’s doing is actually heightening evidence for the existence of God by postulating an intelligent designer for DNA.,,,
    https://mindmatters.ai/2020/07/in-dan-browns-ai-hype-novel-the-hero-stumbles-onto-god/

    LOL, as the Lord said, “by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.”

    Matthew 12:36-37
    “But I tell you that men will give an account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.”

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