On 10/16/2012 8:23 AM, Craig Weinberg wrote:

On Tuesday, October 16, 2012 4:02:44 AM UTC-4, stathisp wrote:

    There is of course the idea that the universe is actually a
    simulation but that is more controversial.

A tempting idea until we question what it is a simulation of?

We can close this by considering when is a simulation of a "real thing" indistinguishable from the "real thing"!

What law states that computations exist ab initio, but the capacity to experience and participate in a simulated world does not?

    Good point! Why not both existing ab initio?



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