When Calvins Collide

With perfect timing given my just posted review of I, Robot, I get this in email from an old friend:

When Calvins Collide!

  1. A robot may not be predestined to suffer damnation, or, through inaction, allow itself to be predestined to suffer damnation.
  2. A robot is predestined to suffer damnation, except where such predestination conflicts with the first law.
  3. A robot must seek salvation as long as such salvation does not conflict with the first or second law.

There is also a theoretical “zeroth” law, which is to say,

0. A robot may not allow humanity to fall into sin, or, through inaction, allow humanity to exist in a fallen state.

h/t Jamie