That’s what Neil deGrasse Tyson believes. Tyson is moderating a symposium of pretend academics and scientists at the Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate at the American Museum of Natural History. So says the magazine, Scientific American.
Tyson believes that the probability of our universe being part of a computer simulation written and run by super-beings is a high probability. Who is paying this guy, anyway? It does not take a genius to recognize the futility of such an argument.
But, wait. Isn’t this idea tantamount to saying that God created the (our) universe? Or, as some of the scientists say, could there be many Gods in a universe that is “higher” than ours doing the programming and making us all look like modern monkeys?
If this were true we can erase parts of the program we don’t like. If we were to erase some of the monkeys, that would not be murder. If we are all simulations it is not a crime to erase things. I am sure you can come up with some examples of people, places, and things you would like to erase. Why not start with something big?
If we are a big simulation by the Big Programmer in The Sky why not erase Los Angeles, for example?
I am throwing the BS flag on this idea and Scientific American Article. There is no reason to believe we are part of a simulation, or an experiment. I believe we are created beings, and that life is real not only to mankind, but to our Creator.
If you are looking for someone who has been programmed think of the journalist who wrote this article, and the scientists who attended this soiree. Doesn’t the journallist have something better to write about? Don’t the scientist have better things to do with all the Federal money they take? Who is dreaming up all this stuff? What are they smoking?
This subject has been covered more intelligently at Scott Adams blog. Adams is the creator of Dilbert, and has a good handle on the world, or computer simulation if you will.
Instead of a big computer simulation, maybe a cartoonist has created our world and we are just Looney Tunes characters.