I am seeing in Dr. Clough's writing, much of the same thing the Einstein described in his responses to interviewers or letter correspondents, and also much of the thing, not only Leibniz thought of, but also Spinoza. If I remember correctly, Leibniz never met Benedict (Baruch) Spinoza, but had spoken with a scholar, who traveled to Holland and discussed philosoph of religion with Spinoza. It also, reflects the writings of Canadian philosopher, John Leslie, who studied special and general relativity, as well as quantum mechanics, and imbued this in his philosophy. Leslie has written books like Universes, and Physical Cosmology and Philosophy, as well as Infinite Minds. Clough also reminds me of professional, Athiest, and editor, and former believer, Michael Shermer, who cleverly, made of joke of Arthur C. Clarke's 3rd law: "Any suffiiciently advanced technology is indistinguishable from Magic." Shermer is quoted as saying: "Any sufficiently, advanced ET, is indistinguishable from God." Well, maybe, I mean if the ET was the Creator, of the cosmos, who am I to be picky, picky, picky? If this is what it was, then it was what it was, and if I don't like this, I can always write to my Congressperson, can't I? So if Dr. Clough is correct and the original mind turns out to be a softward program, and, yeah, we can ask who coded it, then thats the way it is. And yes, this asks more questions then it answers, but that is always the case in science, isn't it? Always more.
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