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May 13, 2003

Colin "kojimyuu" Burch ( writes:

In answer to Spacer's ( question: "About the covenant, why is such a technologically advanced society (compared to humans) worried about religion?..."

There have been many technologically advanced, war-like societies on Earth.

Take the Mongols, for example. They were actually quite technologically advanced for their time (although not as advanced as those of Europe's).

Not to mention the plethora of lamentable contemporary examples...

Indeed, the Mongols are only one of many Earth cultures that have placed a premium on both technology and religion (and to a lesser degree, theology). Arguably, there would be no internal conflict in a society seeking to further their mechanical understanding of the universe while simultaneously inquiring into the purpose based (teleological) system of how and why it is what it is.

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