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With the coming of the computer age I have heard some enthusiasts suggest that all reality is "digital," like the data shuffled around by your computer.

Why this would be the case (and what it really means, if it means anything), I am too ignorant to imagine.

But if it is true, it suggests something its proponents may not have intended, for the data in your computer is - at its core - made up of only two values, true and false, or, stated differently, on and off, or zero and one.

I'd been hearing for any number of years that nothing is black and white; everything is a shade of gray. But now, rushing to the rescue, comes the Digital Age.

If reality is digital, then what I've always suspected is true: You only get gray by mixing black and white. Therefore black and white must exist.

If reality is digital, then that supports the contention that real true and false exist.

If reality is digital, then that supports the contention that real good and evil exist.

In short, it suggests the opposites always proclaimed by Christianity do indeed exist.

Thanks Digital Age.


Copyright 2000 Brad Haugaard.