Hi folks, Firstly I would like to introduce myself. My name is Owen and I am a science teacher from Australia. I am a bit of a ponderer and after watching a doco on string theory I started thinking about our existence, as I often do, you know, the basic things such as... "Why is there stuff? Why not just nothing?" Anyway, on this particular day I pondered the duality between evolution and destruction, or put another way, order and entropy. I decided that our role in life, as evolving concious beings, was to aid in evolution, to bring order and to seek knowledge on a path to some divine orderly endpoint where conciousness, regardless of how it arose to begin with, is all encompassing and omnipotent... In other words, God. The evolution could be objectively summed up as right, whilst destruction and entropy is bad, and all through life, according to our arrow of time, good and bad exist in an eternal dichotomy, but good SHOULD be the victor. So yeah, here I was thinking I was so clever for thinking such profound things (it also gave me a headache) when today I started reading about the Anthropic Principle to find that all this stuff had been thought of before. But the good thing is that now I have literature to persue on the topics of... a) The Omega Point - The point of omnipotence we're heading towards - put forward by Jesuit Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and written about by Frank Tipler. b) Total Creativity - The concept put forward by John David Garcia discussing our role as sentient beings to combine ethics and intelligence to create things, bring order, etc... to ultimately lead us to the Omega point. I hit up Amazon and purchased two books... The Omega Point: The Search for the Missing Mass and the Ultimate Fate of the Universe by John Gribbin The Physics of Immortality: Modern Cosmology, God and the Resurrection of the Dead by Frank Tipler I'm excited about them even though the latter is supposedly poorly written and sounds a bit far fetched. I was hoping some of you guys knew of some really good books I could buy on the topic, stuff that specifically explores the concepts of The Omega Point and Total Creativity.... Lastly, I hope that you folks will share some of your thoughts on the topic, I could use the enlightenment! Thanks! Owen.