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A brilliant overview of the current risks facing humanity with an interesting look at how religious beliefs are affecting current events and the likelihood of these risks. Well that was a wild ride.Into a dark, bottomless pit of depression.No, I jest This was very good though It dealt with existential catastrophes literally, catastrophes that could end existence, as the name might have clued you in in comprehensible ways Or, I guess, as comprehensive as the end of yourself humanity everything can be Phil Torres manages to inject some much needed humor into these major issues while still taking all of them seriously, as outlandish as death by nanobots seems to be or is it outlandish He also does a really respectful job of dealing with religion while pointing out, shall we say, the flaws inherent in the system Worth a read if you feel like experiencing a sense of panic leveled out by preparatory calm. While I focused on the scientific rather than religion chapters, I found this book to be a fascinating read In each chapter Torres examined possible scenarios for the end of humanity and while that might seem unduly bleak for some readers, I was completely absorbed In addition to end of days outcomes, the author also lists reasons paths for humanity that will lead to extended life and hope A captivating and thought provoking read. Very interesting primer on eschatology and where the eyes of experts are pointed The lack of attention given to climate change is most definitely alarming. A must read for anyone who wants to see the future capabilities of AI. Author Phil Torres is brilliant with his latest book The End Combining a study of theology, history, philosophy, and the future we face, Torres puts fear into the readers hearts, but in the coolest way possible Torres explains how, with the advancement of technology, humanity s understanding of the world, and putting into context the risk faced by terrorist threats on an individual and group scale , Homo sapiens, and the rest of planet earth, are facing enormous risk with the threats facing us Whether it s ISIS today, or lone wolf John Doe in 2020, we should be fearful of the risk of the end But there are ways out Read this book NOW to find out extremely informative, particularlydiscussion re eschatology of different religions and intersecton with reality. ContentsTorres P 2015 08 38 End, The What Science and Religion Tell Us about the ApocalypseForeword by Russell BlackfordPreface01 Looking Forward to the Future The Most Important Conversation of Our Age Big Picture Hazards Definitions Causes of Big Picture Hazards Speculation and Predictability02 Fire and Ice The Doomsday Clock Is Ticking When Hell Freezes Over With God on Our Side Close Calls and Near Misses Duck and Cover03 Bugs Pandemonium A Dual Etiology Turning Biology against Itself Menacing Mistakes04 Manufacturing Molecules A Stairway to Heaven Manufacturing Problems Ecology Eaters05 Our Children Might Kill Us Killer Computers Flavors of Brilliance A Core Distinction Mindware on Wetware Steal, Copy, Invent Suicide by Parricide06 Our Parents Might Kill Us Sentient Simulants So Many Ways to Die07 Dinosaurs and Dodos Pruning the Tree of Life The Holocene Extinction Event Not on My Planet NOMPism 08 Warming Up to Extinction Global Warming Is the Climate s Change Positive Feedback Is Unwelcome09 Caldera and Comets A Meteorological Frankenstein Supervolcanism The Impact of an Impactor10 Monsters Unknown Unknowns Varieties of the Unknowable God Created the Devil11 The Really Big Picture The Sun s Future Is Bright In with a Bang, Out with a Whimper12 The Power of Prophecy The Other Branch of Eschatology Abraham s Bosom and the Lake of Fire The Most Beneficient, the Most Merciful13 Guns, God, and Armageddon The Clash of Eschatologies What Would Jesus Do Don t Shoot the Messenger Same Page, Different Holy Book14 Proaction and Precaution Numbers and Probabilities Two Hypotheses about the Existential Threat Strategies for Survival Top Priorities The End Is HereAcknowledgmentsAppendix 1 Alternative Risk TypologiesAppendix 2 The Story of Zoroastrianism Thus Spoke Zoroaster The Beginning and End of Time Literally Appendix 3 Religion without GodAppendix 4 Thinking Clearly about the Big Picture A Fundamental Difference What Kinds of Things Are True How Do Beliefs Fit into This Picture When Should One Believe Something Some Qualifications Knowledge and FaithAbout the Author `Free Kindle ⇸ The End ☘ We Live In A Genuinely Unique Period Of Human History, One In Which The Alarmist S Hackneyed Warning That The End Is Near Could Actually Come True The World Is Cluttered With Increasingly Powerful Advanced Technologies Global Warming And Biodiversity Loss Are Unchecked Catastrophes That Will Likely Push Society To The Brink Of Collapse How Are We To Respond To This Situation What Can We Do To Maximize The Probability Of A Positive Outcome For Our Species The End Surveys The Expanding Wilderness Of Big Picture Hazards Before Us It Offers A Comprehensive And Detailed Analysis Of Our Evolving Existential Predicament, Which Includes Risks From Synthetic Biology, Nanotechnology, Nuclear Weaponry, And Possibly, Soon Superintelligence But Understanding The Science Of Risks Isn T Enough To Effectively Mitigate Them One Must Also Understand The Social, Political, And Especially Religious Contexts In Which Advanced Technologies Are Being Developed The End Provides This Knowledge By Showing How Faith Based Belief In Religious Eschatologies Or End Times Narratives Is Inching Us Ever Closer To A Secular Apocalypse Action Needs To Be Taken Immediately To Avert A Disaster The Question Is Whether Humanity Will Choose Reason Over Faith, Observation Over Revelation, And Science Over Religion The Chameleon Wore Chartreuse: A Chet Gecko Mystery One In Which The Alarmist S Hackneyed Warning That The End Is Near Could Actually Come True The World Is Cluttered With Increasingly Powerful Advanced Technologies Global Warming And Biodiversity Loss Are Unchecked Catastrophes That Will Likely Push Society To The Brink Of Collapse How Are We To Respond To This Situation What Can We Do To Maximize The Probability Of A Positive Outcome For Our Species The End Surveys The Expanding Wilderness Of Big Picture Hazards Before Us It Offers A Comprehensive And Detailed 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  • The End
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