Likewise, exalting reason and science as the only true things in the universe, while declaring them to be the epiphenomena of exactly the same mindless forces that also give us wind, weather, and driftwood does not seem to me to be a credible way of arguing that one’s thoughts are superior to those of a theist who roots human reason in the Divine Mind. But this is the method of countless atheists.
Someday, the web will consist of blogs written by spambots, then spammed by spambots, and data mined by other spambots, and surveilled by security spambots looking for dangerous signs of terrorist spambots who may pose a threat to innocent spambots.
They will be using us as batteries in the Matrix by then.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Both from Mark Shea (here and here):