posted on May, 22 2009 @ 08:13 PM
Originally posted by pandorashope
With regards to hypothetical communication with God;
"At present, human scientists are attempting to communicate outside our species to primates and cetaceans, and in a limited way to a few other
vertebrates. This is inordinately difficult, and yet it represents a gap of at most a few SQ points. The farthest we can reach our "communication"
with vegetation is when we plant, water, or fertilize it, but it is evident that messages transmitted across an SQ gap of 10 points or more cannot be
very meaningful. What, then, could an SQ +50 Superbeing possibly have to say to us?"
– Robert A. Freitas Jr, (Wikipedia Sentience Quotient page)
Hey Pandora I found the information about the point scale of intelligent life relating to God VERY interesting. I had to take a good deal of time to
think about it because I have never even heard of it before. Thank you very much for teaching me something I have never heard of. I have come up with
a counter argument.
We cannot just add up a point scale of intelligent communication because there exists a plateau where once you get to the top of it you can look down
on everything beneath you and carry on further. A monkey might have a certain point score that is that much higher than a plant but until it reaches
the intelligence plateau where it is capable of understanding the plant AND itself then it would be incapable of understanding a god.
The human race has reached the plateau where it is capable of communicating or working on communicating with every living thing on Earth. We attempt
to understand HOW things communicate and use our 5 senses and our technology to translate that communication to our understanding.
THIS is the key difference. Something might have a +50000 point communication leap on humans but based on our theory of evolution it was AT ONE TIME
at a communication score of the big phat goose egg zero.
It had to have reached this same plateau at one time. It must surely have an understanding of how a great many more things communicate then us. More
technology and more success at translating and communicating back.
Then if you were to plug a God into this you would have to make statements like
OMNIPOTENT = Unlimited power
GOD = unlimited power
GOD understands ALL forms of Science
GOD understands ALL forms of communication
GOD understands HUMAN forms of communication
GOD can FLAWLESSLY without MISINTERPRETATION communicate with humans
What do you think? The argument of what could a +50 Superbeing possibly have to say to us could countered by what WOULDN'T a +50 Superbeing have to
say to us
That is like there is a 50/50 chance of a god existing
There is a 50/50 chance that it would want to talk to us