The Simulation Argument

From: Dani Eder (
Date: Tue Dec 04 2001 - 08:46:37 MST

Whether or not we live in a simulation is an
unnecessary assumption at this point and best
left to philosophers. As far as we know right
now from science, there is no evidence against
this being the original universe.

I would put this discussion in the same category
as the hypothesis that God created the universe
5 minutes ago with all our memories just right
to make us think we've been in existence longer.
In either hypothesis, there is no evidence that
can show the hypothesis true or false, and it
doesn't make any difference to how we should
act in the future.

So I recommend we leave these hypotheses alone
until there is some evidence for them, and meanwhile
act as if this is the real universe.


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