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We live in a genuinely uniue 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 The End What Science and Religion Tell Us about the Apocalypse The End is a first rate examination of the possible causes of humanity s doom Founder of the X Risks Institute for the Study of Extremism Phil Torres takes the reader on a fascinating journey of doomsday threats both secular and religious and what needs to be done to prevent annihilation This captivating 288 page book includes the following fourteen chapters 1 Looking Forward to the Future 2 Fire and Ice 3 Bugs 4 Manufacturing Molecules 5 Our Children Might Kill Us 6 Our Parents Might Kill Us 7 Dinosaurs and Dodos 8 Warming Up to Extinction 9 Caldera and Comets 10 Monsters 11 The Really Big Picture 12 The Power of Prophecy 13 Guns God and Armageddon and 14 Proaction and Precaution Positives1 Highly entertaining well written and well researched book2 Is there a fascinating topic Well let Mr Torres answer that This makes the topic of existential risks uite possibly the most important that one could study It s truly a one of a kind book3 Great command of the topic and most importantly a better communicator Clear accessible writing that is both entertaining and enlightening4 Considering the topic the tenor is pleasant and never disrespectful Torres could have easily taken an alarmist tone but took the preferred professorial route one that seeks to educate rather than indoctrinate5 Right from the preface Torres clearly lays out what this book is all about Our ability to understand civilization s uniue predicament in the twenty first century and act accordingly will determine whether we tumble into the eternal grave of extinction or flourish for millions of years to come 6 Excellent format Each chapter covers a specific topic complemented generously with links to sites or notes Makes good use of charts and diagrams to complement the excellent narrative7 Describes in comprehensive detail the study of the end of the world eschatology Many great examples of end times 8 A look at the nuclear threat and provides a very useful table that clearly illustrates the extent of the hazard9 The underestimated hazard of bugs The astonishing reality is that pathogenic microorganisms or bugs have inflicted misery suffering and death upon our species than we have upon ourselves 10 A fascinating look at nanotechnology A speculative risk derives from the possibility of self replicating autonomous nanobots 11 Debunks myths According to virtually every expert in the relevant fields substance dualism which posits that souls and bodies are two completely distinct entities capable of existing apart from each other is a dead theory 12 The dangers of superintelligence But if a superintelligence burst into existence perhaps on timescales too short for even a vigilant observer to prepare we could be taken off guard making us vulnerable to a superintelligence takeover 13 Are we in a simulation Find out14 The reality of climate change the best current evidence uneuivocally shows that human activity is almost entirely responsible for the observed climatic changes 15 Supervolcanoes and asteroids and cometsoh my16 So what are monsters according to the author Find out17 Religion as a threat to our own existence The point is that the best available evidence today strongly suggests that God doesn t exist The fact is that beliefs about the future affect actions in the present 18 End times according to Christianity in particular dispensationalism and Islam both Sunni and Shia In order these dispensations are known as Innocence Conscience Human Government Promise Law Grace and the Millennium 19 Persuasive arguments backed by sound logic and reason I would argue that the most conspicuous significant and worrisome form of terrorism in the future won t just be religious in nature but apocalyptic Israel matters to the dispensationalists because as the previous chapter revealed everything about the end times revolves around the existence of a Jewish state in Palestine 20 An excellent final chapter that discusses strategies for survival21 Includes appendices Negatives1 No separate formal bibliography Books are referred to in the notes 2 Succinctness won over depth Some topics were treated like appetizers than a main dish but a small price to pay for an excellent bookIn summary this is a truly one of a kind book A huge and fascinating topic covered with mastery and ease The End covers many apocalyptic hazards field of eschatology with enough detail to help the reader understand what s at stake but without being obscure The End is the beginning of what I hope will be excellent books from this author kudos to Phil Torres a can t miss recommendation Further suggestions Death from the Skies by Philip Plait Death by Black Hole by Neil deGrasse Tyson Universe by John Brockman Atomic Accidents by James Mahaffey How to Defend the Christian Faith by John W Loftus Why Evolution Is True and Faith vs Fact by Jerry A Coyne Undeniable by Bill Nye Science and Religion by Daniel C Dennett Why People Believe Weird Things by Michael Shermer Atheism for Dummies by Dale McGowan The Soul Fallacy by Julien Musolino A Manual for Creating Atheists by Peter Boghosian Nonbeliever Nation by David Niose Freethinkers by Susan Jacoby Nailed by David Fitzgerald and Think by Guy P Harrison Vietnam Perkasie 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 Losing Strength and Dexterity push society to the brink of collapse How are we to respond to this situation What can 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that This makes the topic of existential risks uite Trust in Tomorrow possibly the most important that one could study It s truly a one of a kind book3 Great command of the topic and most importantly a better communicator Clear accessible writing that is both entertaining and enlightening4 Considering the topic the tenor is Manga: Pure Soldier OTOMAIDEN 4 (English Edition): Strategy of Demonic Vassal Part 1 pleasant and never disrespectful Torres could have easily taken an alarmist tone but took the After the Flood preferred Bronxwood professorial route one that seeks to educate rather than indoctrinate5 Right from the NAKED ANIME GIRLS 3 preface Torres clearly lays out what this book is all about Our ability to understand civilization s uniue Acquiring the Mind of Christ predicament in the twenty first century and act accordingly will determine whether we tumble into the eternal grave of extinction or flourish for millions of years to come 6 Excellent format Each chapter covers a specific topic complemented generously with links to sites or notes Makes good use of charts and diagrams to complement the excellent narrative7 Describes in comprehensive detail the study of the end of the world eschatology Many great examples of end times 8 A look at the nuclear threat and The Internal Magic of Activision Dragster provides a very useful table that clearly illustrates the extent of the hazard9 The underestimated hazard of bugs The astonishing reality is that Dinner with a Perfect Stranger possibility of self replicating autonomous nanobots 11 Debunks myths According to virtually every expert in the relevant fields substance dualism which The Purple Headed Mountain posits that souls and bodies are two completely distinct entities capable of existing apart from each other is a dead theory 12 The dangers of superintelligence But if a superintelligence burst into existence Stone Circles of Britain perhaps on timescales too short for even a vigilant observer to Blue leader prepare we could be taken off guard making us vulnerable to a superintelligence takeover 13 Are we in a simulation Find out14 The reality of climate change the best current evidence uneuivocally shows that human activity is almost entirely responsible for the observed climatic changes 15 Supervolcanoes and asteroids and cometsoh my16 So what are monsters according to the author Find out17 Religion as a threat to our own existence The The Queen Con (The Golden Arrow point is that the best available evidence today strongly suggests that God doesn t exist The fact is that beliefs about the future affect actions in the The Rite present 18 End times according to Christianity in Black Popular Culture particular dispensationalism and Islam both Sunni and Shia In order these dispensations are known as Innocence Conscience Human Government Promise Law Grace and the Millennium 19 Persuasive arguments backed by sound logic and reason I would argue that the most conspicuous significant and 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Galicia: 000001 - 9788468236377 previous chapter revealed everything about the end times revolves around the existence of a Jewish state in Palestine 20 An excellent final chapter that discusses strategies for survival21 Includes appendices Negatives1 No separate formal bibliography Books are referred to in the notes 2 Succinctness won over depth Some topics were treated like appetizers than a main dish but a small The Lunch Ladies price to Fortnite Save the World: The Ultimate Guide Including Tips, Tricks, and Strategies (English Edition) pay for an excellent bookIn summary this is a truly one of a kind book A huge and fascinating topic covered with mastery and ease The End covers many apocalyptic hazards field of eschatology with enough detail to help the reader understand what s at stake but without being obscure The End is the beginning of what I hope will be excellent books from this author kudos to Phil Torres a can t miss recommendation Further suggestions Death from the Skies by Philip Plait Death by Black Hole by Neil deGrasse Tyson Universe by John Brockman Atomic Accidents by James Mahaffey How to Defend the Christian Faith by John W Loftus Why Evolution Is True and Faith vs Fact by Jerry A Coyne Undeniable by Bill Nye Science and Religion by Daniel C Dennett Why People Believe Weird Things by Michael Shermer Atheism for Dummies by Dale McGowan The Soul Fallacy by Julien Musolino A Manual for Creating Atheists by Peter Boghosian Nonbeliever Nation by David Niose Freethinkers by Susan Jacoby Nailed by David Fitzgerald and Think by Guy P Harrison

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The End by Phil Torres

Tical 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 uestion is whether humanity will choose reason over faith observation over revelation and science over religio 20190703 20190703ContentsTorres P 2015 0838 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 NOMPism08 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 LiterallyAppendix 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 ualifications Knowledge and FaithAbout the Author Aru Shah and the Song of Death (A Pandava Novel Book 2) (Pandava Series) 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 uestion is whether humanity will choose reason over faith observation over revelation and science over religio 20190703 20190703ContentsTorres P 2015 0838 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 NOMPism08 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 LiterallyAppendix 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 ualifications Knowledge and FaithAbout the Author

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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 poli A must read for anyone who wants to see the future capabilities of AI


8 thoughts on “The End by Phil Torres

  1. says:

    The End What Science and Religion Tell Us about the Apocalypse“The End is a first rate examination of the possible causes of humanity’s doom Founder of the X Risks Institute for the Study of Extremism Phil Torres takes the reader on a fascinating journey of doomsday threats both secular and religious and what needs to be done to prevent annihilation This captivating 288 page book includes the following fourteen chapters 1 Looking For

  2. says:

    Well that was a wild rideInto a dark bottomless pit of depressionNo I jest This was very good though It dealt with existential catastrophes literally catastrophes that could end existence as the name might have c

  3. says:

    While I focused on the scientific rather than religion chapters I found this book to be a fascinating read In each chapter Torres exam

  4. says:

    A must read for anyone who wants to see the future capabilities of AI

  5. says:

    Very interesting primer on eschatology and where the eyes of experts are pointed The lack of attention given to climate change is most defini

  6. says:

    20190703–20190703ContentsTorres P 2015 0838 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 Predictability

  7. says:

    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

  8. says:

    extremely informative particularlydiscussion re eschatology of different religions and intersecton with reality

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