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Topic: "a few words about god".

From: Daniel Weinstein
Location: Budapest
Date: 04/10/2011

Dear Greg

My name is Daniel Weinstein and I am a great fan of your writing.
I read most of your books and many of them were fascinating and widened my horizons. Some of them were too complex for me and I got a little lost.
There is one thing that I couldnt find In your books and It is a serious confrontation with the concept of god. Maybe you think that the existential questions will not change in the future and I can certainly understand this kind of thought, if this is what you think.
Sometimes I get a feeling that can be described as "what for god's sake does all this mean?" or as "what is the matrix&?" and which I am aware of that I will probably get no answer.
I have turned 52 a few weeks ago and I couldnt help noticing from your pictures on your books that you are not getting younger either.
Actually I think that this change in your appearance made me write you this letter.
So if you have the time and the energy, please write me "a few words about god".

Best regards
Danny Weinstein


From: Greg Bear
Date: 04/10/2011

Hello, Daniel! I think you'll find a number of challenging assertions about God in both DARWIN'S CHILDREN and CITY AT THE END OF TIME. If you have the time, take a look at those and let me know what you think!


From: Bill Goodwin
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date: 04/10/2011

Science fiction authors get younger as they age. Stochastic resonance--it's one of the perks. A little noise brings the signal out clearer.

My two cents on God, having just crossed the big five-oh myself: don't let immensities blind you to intimacies. God is the completion of that loop.

Possibly God "is" the question. Good to crack away at it, though. "The effort itself will enoble you, and you may get something better than the answer you expect."

Re: Tolerant, efficient and harmonious place to live.

From: Daniel Weinstein
Location: Budapest
Date: 04/11/2011

Good morning Greg (morning in Budapest)
First, thanks for the amazingly fast response!
Regarding your answer: Darwins radio is my favorite book (I read it a few times&) and I read DARWIN'S CHILDREN as well. I started to read CITY AT THE END OF TIME but couldnt complete it. I will try again.
I would like to try and interest you in an idea I have regarding religions (and religious authorities), god, and making this place (our globe) a better place for living.
My idea does not intend to eliminate sorrow and pain from the world but I am convinced it can lead to a more tolerant, efficient and harmonious place.
In order to promote this idea, I will need any help I can get and especially support from famous and appreciated people like you.
Please let me know if you are interested and I will send you an extract of the idea and its principals.
Best regards, Danny Weinstein

Re: about god 2

From: juan acu￱a
Location: catamarca argentina
Date: 05/06/2011

dear greg:
my name is juan acu￱a and iread the darwins radio and i feel sad ,whitout hope. e question ftom the novel Neanderthals were the first atheists or should be

Re: Tolerant, efficient and harmonious place to live.

From: Greg Bear
Date: 05/10/2011

Daniel, I'd be happy to post a reasonable length of material on these topics from you here on the website, and see what the readers think as well.

Re: about god 2

From: Greg Bear
Date: 05/25/2011

All our lives are finite, even at the species level. Try DARWIN'S CHILDREN for a different perspective on these issues.


From: typhon
Date: 07/03/2011

**From: Greg Bear
Date: 05/25/2011

All our lives are finite, even at the species level.**

I thought you showed otherwise, at the very least in CITY.


From: Greg Bear
Date: 08/07/2011

Leads us right into a long essay on random events in time, no?

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