Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Is God an Algorithm?


“Norman, what do you think about gay marriage?”
That was Linda, from across the table over dinner at the Singapore Swiss Club under a dark warm tropical night sky.
I launched into my standard answer.
“Marriage is essentially a contract. An exclusive contract between two people in which they pledge a commitment to love and respect one another, and to refrain from sexual relations with anyone else, as long as they live. It seems to me that if two people wish to enter into a contract not to have sex with anyone else, then that’s no one’s business but their own.” 
I went on to explain . . . 

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