[Reposted from old comment system, from Rene Saucedo on Tue, 10 Aug 2010 16:55:32 0000]
This area needs some activity. I have a very contraversial theory that's still science fiction, but has a basis in possiblities. That's the issue, isn't it? There are no science-based "God" theories. Not even Scientology is based on science. First, how is it possible for a science-based "God" theory? There have been a few stories on the subject. The usual story involves some alien entity that "could" be God. I put this theory in my story, The Virtual Resort - which I'm just about done re-writing thanks to the critiques on Critters.
It's too long to post. I tried. It's not a book-length, but it's about half of a chapter. I'll try to summarize, email me if you're interested in the whole thing.
Okay, it's about putting our minds in a computer (or at least a very close approximation that thinks the way the original mind does). We'd die, and our "other" mind would go on. For who knows how long, an eternity? Doesn't matter, just very long works.
Now, this machine would advance in technology, with our "alter-conciousness" still going. This "communal mind" might even outlast the species itself. It may eventually discover other beings, and continue growing. It would be able to figure some things out. It may, as an ultimate discovery, learn how to go back in time in some form.
It would come back for us, as it is composed of us. It would .......wait, running out of room again. Well, like I said, email me on this if you're interested.... email@example.com