Natural Evil: the Simulation Solution

Dainton, BF ORCID: 0000-0002-6705-2070
(2018) Natural Evil: the Simulation Solution. Religious Studies: an international journal for the philosophy of religion and theology, 56 (2). pp. 209-230.

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That natural evils are plentiful in our world is impossible (plausibly) to deny. Why would a benevolent and all-powerful God allow such an obviously imperfect world to be created? I argue that the problem of evil in this form only seems serious and intractable because our science and technology are currently at comparatively primitive levels. Civilizations whose technological capabilities are significantly more advanced than our own will be able to create artificial worlds of their own in a variety of different ways. Given the very real possibility of world-makers who are non-divine, the problem posed by natural evil is very much diminished.

Item Type: Article
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2018 10:46
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2023 01:29
DOI: 10.1017/S0034412518000392
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