I claim that a ‘living being’ is an entity which codes ‘information’ (in the sense this word is used by physicists), with the information coded being preserved by natural selection. Thus life is a form of information processing, and the human mind—and the human soul—is a very complex computer program.

Frank Tipler

Born: February 1, 1947

Frank Jennings Tipler is an American mathematical physicist and cosmologist, holding a joint appointment in the Departments of Mathematics and Physics at Tulane University. Tipler has written books and papers on the Omega Point based on Pierre Teilhard de Chardin's religious ideas, which he claims is a mechanism for the resurrection of the dead.

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