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By Adamatzky Andrew (auth.), Jozef Kelemen, Petr Sosík (eds.)

Why is the query of the di?erence among dwelling and non-living topic - tellectually so beautiful to the fellow of the West? the place are our desires approximately our personal skill to appreciate this di?erence and to beat it utilizing the ?rmly confirmed applied sciences rooted? the place are, for example, the cultural roots of the corporations coated these days by way of the self-discipline of Arti?cial existence? Cont- plating such questions, certainly one of us has well-known [6] the life of the everlasting dream of the fellow of the West expressed, for instance, within the outdated testomony as follows: . . . our lord god shaped the guy from the airborne dirt and dust of the floor and breathed into his nostrils the breath of lifestyles, and the fellow turned a dwelling being (Genesis, 2. 7). this is often the dream concerning the workmanlike act of the construction of Adam from clay, in regards to the construction of existence from anything non-living, and the con?dence within the magic energy of applied sciences. How has this dream constructed and been switched over right into a truth, and the way does it be sure our present-day actions in technology and expertise? what's this con?dence rooted in? Then God stated: “Let us make guy in our picture. . . ” (Genesis, 1. 26). guy believes in his personal skill to copy the Creator’s acts, to alter principles into genuine issues, simply because he believes he's godlike. This con?dence is – utilizing the modern Dawkins’ time period – might be crucial cultural meme of the West.

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