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Author Topic:   Neil Degrasse-Tyson says we have 50-50 chance of living in a "simulation" universe
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Message 1 of 6 (917907)
04-19-2024 4:58 PM


He said the laws of physics could be fairly chaotic and undiscoverable in that type of universe.
He said the best argument against the simulation theory is, "why, now?" if we are just rats in a simulation.
(He accepts the Wave Function Collapse via obervation, so apparently the hypothetical alternate universes do not figure into his thoughts on this issue)
I find it interesting that an atheist seems to be placing 50-50 odds on a theory that can be used to argue for a type of God creating the Universe's laws. For one thing.
neil degrasse-tyson simulation - Google Search
Do We Live in a Simulation? Chances Are about 50–50 | Scientific American

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Excellent topic. Could you add a link as a supporting reference?

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04-19-2024 7:31 PM
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The issue of appearance of age could be a separate thread.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2rJITW9viw
see 48:45 in
It has the scientific possibility of one minute equaling 1000 (of our) universe years to the species programming the universe.
Perhaps a separate thread for time issues?
I remember there used to be Young Earth Creationists here. One really disrupted the crap out of my Job 26 thread, when I was trying to discuss the primeval dragon.

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Message 4 of 6 (917912)
04-19-2024 7:50 PM


I found a video where he said "creation" of some kid
only a 2 minute video.
God, I miss Larry King.

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Message 5 of 6 (917923)
04-20-2024 12:29 AM


Bayesian Theory is, understandably, being appplied to this powerful theory
simulation theory bayesian - Google Search
Richard Carrier has made sure everybody interested in God and religion issues also understands Bayesian theory.
It did not take too long for this statistical tool to be employed. I take the view of Robert M Price, which is I am too stupid to understand it, but it seems like a good anchor, an I look forward to EvC confronting the analysis.
Let the thoughtful discussion being, already...

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04-20-2024 8:37 AM


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