Nov 17 2009

This and that on technology and faith

Category: religion,technologyharmonicminer @ 9:00 am

On the intersection of faith and technology, Four Questions for Technology from the Biblical Story

The Enlightenment and Evangelicals

evangelicals, in our adoption of technology, need to recognize that we are taking the fruit of a sickly tree. The ideology that undergirds technological production in our era is not neutral, but is grounded in an impulse to subordinate the whole world to our whims and wills.

One famous physicist is afraid that physicists may find what they’re looking for, as described here: In SUSY we trust: What the LHC is really looking for

Any day now, if all goes to plan, proton beams will start racing all the way round the ring deep beneath CERN, the LHC’s home on the outskirts of Geneva, Switzerland.

Nobel laureate Steven Weinberg is worried. It’s not that he thinks the LHC will create a black hole that will engulf the planet, or even that the restart will end in a technical debacle like last year’s. No: he’s actually worried that the LHC will find what some call the “God particle”, the popular and embarrassingly grandiose moniker for the hitherto undetected Higgs boson.

What’s interesting to me is that physicists are so sure that the universe is going to be understandable, with enough data in hand. Why, exactly, should anyone expect such a thing?

Framed for Child Porn, by a PC Virus

Of all the sinister things that Internet viruses do, this might be the worst: They can make you an unsuspecting collector of child pornography.

Read the article linked above. It should convince you of two things: original sin is a true doctrine, and you should really, really keep your anti-virus and anti-spyware software updated.

And then there is Twitter Theology.

Twitter Theology