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The most radical influence of reductive science has been the virtually universal adoption of the idea that the world, its creatures, and all the parts of its creatures are machines--that is, that there is no difference between creature and artifice, birth and manufacture, thought and computation. Our language, wherever it is used, is now almost invariable conditioned by the assumption that fleshy bodies are machines full of mechanisms, fully compatible with the mechanisms  of medicine, industry, and commerce; and that minds are computers fully compatible with electronic technology.

Author: Wendell Berry, Source: Life is a Miracle: An Essay Against Modern Superstition, page 6Saved by ldsphilosopher in nature creation determinism science technology reductionism naturalism machines 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

In recent years we have begun using information technology to hasten the sacred work of providing ordinances for the deceased. The role of technology in this work has been accelerated by the Lord himself, who has had a guiding hand in its development and will continue to do so. However, we stand only on the threshold of what we can do with these tools. I feel that our most enthusiastic projections can capture only a tiny glimpse of how these tools can help us—and of the eternal consequences of these efforts.

Author: Howard W. Hunter, Source: http://lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db010Vg...Saved by cboyack in religion technology mormonism 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

We live in a most exciting and challenging period in human history. As technology sweeps through every facet of our lives, changes are occurring so rapidly that it can be difficult for us to keep our lives in balance. To maintain some semblance of stability in our lives, it is essential that we plan for our future. I believe it is time, and perhaps with some urgency, to review the counsel we have received in dealing with our personal and family preparedness. We want to be found with oil in our lamps sufficient to endure to the end. President Spencer W. Kimball admonished us:


"In reviewing the Lord’s counsel to us on the importance of preparedness, I am impressed with the plainness of the message. The Savior made it clear that we cannot place sufficient oil in our preparedness lamps by simply avoiding evil. We must also be anxiously engaged in a positive program of preparation."


He also said: "The Lord will not translate one’s good hopes and desires and intentions into works. Each of us must do that for himself." (The Miracle of Forgiveness, Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1969, p. 8).

Author: L. Tom Perry, Source: http://lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db010Vg...Saved by cboyack in preparedness yearsupply future technology 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The enabling power of the Atonement of Christ strengthens us to do things we could never do on our own. Sometimes I wonder if in our latter-day world of ease--in our world of microwave ovens and cell phones and air-conditioned cars and comfortable homes--I wonder if we ever learn to acknowledge our daily dependence upon the enabling power of the Atonement.
Author: DAVID A. BEDNAR, Source: "In the Strength of the Lord", http://speeches.byu.edu/reader/...Saved by mlsscaress in technology acknowledge atonement luxury comfort ease enable 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
With the growth of the Church, we likely could never build a hall large enough to accommodate all who would wish to assemble in one place. Nor would accelerating travel costs make possible their coming. The gifts of science have provided a more convenient way. We are confident that as the work of the Lord expands, he will inspire men to develop the means whereby the membership of the Church, wherever they may be, can be counseled in an intimate and personal way by his chosen prophet. Communication is the sinew that binds the Church as one great family. Between those facilities which are now available and those which are on the horizon, we shall be able to converse one with another according to the needs and circumstances of the time.
Author: Gordon B. Hinckley, Source: http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db0...Saved by richardkmiller in church communication internet moregood science prophet technology growth mormonism 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Using all the latest inventions and equipment and paraphernalia already developed and that which will follow, can you see that perhaps the day may come when the world will be converted and covered?

If we do all we can, and I accept my own part of that responsibility, I am sure the Lord will bring more discoveries to our use.
Author: Spencer W. Kimball, Source: http://www.lds.org/portal/site/LDSOrg/menuitem.b12f9d18fae655b...Saved by richardkmiller in moregood discovery gospel conversion technology 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
I hope Google or someone can figure out a way to index all the good, wholesome, uplifting, educational, informative, appropriately entertaining and useful video content and filter out all the rest, at least for those of us who don’t want to fill our minds with garbage. Some of us still believe in the “law of the harvest”–that what you sow, you shall also reap. And some of us want to have all the positive benefits of technology without all the negatives.
Author: Paul Allen, Source: http://www.paulallen.net/2007/01/25/the-future-of-google-video...Saved by richardkmiller in education internet future technology wholesome uplifting 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
You can't say that civilization don't advance, however, for in every war they kill you in a new way.
Author: Will Rogers, Source: The New York Times (23 December 1929)Saved by Doc in war science ethics technology advancement joke industrialization 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
You young men will be working out your eternal destiny at an interesting time. In the future there will continue to be an increase in scientific discoveries and inventions which will make life more comfortable and easier for many. No doubt medical science will continue to find new treatments and cures not available now. In contrast, the worldly influences of evil will likely increase, and more people will become vulnerable to the deceit and enticement of Satan. You young men will need to become stronger spiritually and morally in order to withstand the temptations and snares of the world. Perhaps this is why such special spirits have been reserved for this time.
Author: James E. Faust, Source: “The Devil’s Throat” Priesthood Session, April 2003Saved by cboyack in invention discovery morality technology temptation medicine cure 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers.
Author: Sydney J. Harris, Source: unknownSaved by mlsscaress in computers mind men technology inovation lacking 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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