Re: Simulation argument in the NY Times

From: Byrne Hobart (
Date: Wed Aug 15 2007 - 11:55:08 MDT

> From examining one video game, one might easily guess that:
> The universe has three major spatial dimensions, and one time dimension
> Gravity exists
> There is a civilization of intelligent creatures which have two legs, two
> arms, two eyes, and one mouth
> They wear clothes
> They speak english
> They have reasonably complex technology, such as guns, airplanes,
> elevators, electric lights, plumbing, and the ability to create large
> buildings.
> They enjoy video games

They'd also have a pretty good understanding of our history. They'd know,
for example, that World War II came after the Battle of Helm's Deep, but
before we destroyed the Death Star.

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