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I am president of the Darwin Student Society of the University of Oklahoma, member of the Center For Inquiry, Secular Student Alliance, Alpha Phi Omega national co-ed service fraternity.
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    As the world's information sources steadily - if not exponentially - move from physical to digital media, what will become of libraries as we know them today?

    Will they disappear altogether? I would like to think that they will not. But what role can they fulfill? I believe that they may become simply centers for public internet access, or - like in Star Wars and other takes on future technologies - repositories of massive stores of public data, archives of web pages, server and data centers, and broadcasters of public wi-fi, meeting a public need in an era wherein internet access is becoming as vital for human endeavors as basic literacy.

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    Sun, Sep 6, 2009  Permanent link

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    A creationist with whom I was speaking made the following point:

    A humanist believes that human beings have inherent value, and that life is an important, special thing to be cherished and protected in many situations.

    A scientific, secular worldview leads one to the conclusion that even the most sentient and sapient of life is ultimately composed of the same matter that makes up everything else in the universe, and that all value is simply an arbitrary and artificial construct of the human mind.

    So my question is, are these two views compatible?
    Fri, Sep 4, 2009  Permanent link

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