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If you were a god, what would you do?

For the first time in history we can seriously ponder the concept of creating a universe. OK, so we won't be creating a universe in the lab anytime soon, but we might soon find out that it is possible, at least in principle. And we can now ask-- scientifically-- if ours was created by an advanced civilization in another universe.

So here's the obvious question: If you created a universe and it goes on to develop intelligent life, what do you have the right to do with your people? Do you define morality? What are the ethics of creation?

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Comment by John C on November 15, 2009 at 7:26am
Caps lock! HaHa! The key of doom. I love it. Man, you're almost as temperamental as yahweh.
Comment by Kevin Johnson on November 15, 2009 at 1:27am
An interesting question for we former Mormons, since we believed that was our ultimate destiny - to become a god.

I always figured that it was patently obvious that to be a god meant such an alarming transformation that my personality would be completely lost in the process. So it wouldn't really be me being that God at all.

Imagine being a god? Might as well imagine being a stone. Conceptually,to me at least, its about the same trick.
Comment by OutlawGirl on November 14, 2009 at 8:57pm
Duane: Or setting them on fire. If I based my godlyness on what I do in the Sims I wouldn't even get around to creating intelligent life. I'd just build pretty houses for all eternity that nobody ever gets to live in.
Comment by Rusty Gunn. on November 14, 2009 at 7:27pm
I'd create another universe and get as far away from the human race as possible!
Comment by Sarah Elle on November 14, 2009 at 6:36pm
That's difficult to say because I am not a deity nor an advanced civilization, therefor cannot say how I would run the show lol... It's tricky, do you protect your creation? or do you allow it to run it's course uninterrupted? I have no idea. It's an interesting thought though.

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