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Old 12-13-2012, 04:10 PM   #16
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someone had to give credit to a god...
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:18 PM   #17
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someone had to give credit to a god...
If its any consolation, the notion was brought up as a supposition.. beginning with 'If God Exists...'
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:21 PM   #18
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:02 PM   #19
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Default Re: Scientists Plan Test to See if The Universe is a Simulation

Theoretical science: Making satire redundant since 1927.

Talk about something that has run its course and then some.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:20 PM   #20
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It all seems pretty obvious none of this is real. Matrix came pretty close, but i'm not so sure about the whole machines part, but i do believe this is all some sort of virtual reality.

I think, therefore I am.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:37 PM   #21
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I think, therefore I am.

I am, therefore I think.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:41 PM   #22
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Default Re: Scientists Plan Test to See if The Universe is a Simulation

I'll answer the question of "are we real?" with basic linguistics:



What does the word "real" really mean? If we are a simulation, couldn't we still be [what we define as] real?

After all WE are the one's who made the word, so as we define ourselves. We are REAL- a word that only applies to this universe and nothing beyond our own comprehension.


*Damn, my head hurts now

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Old 12-13-2012, 09:58 PM   #23
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I'll answer the question of "are we real?" with basic linguistics:



What does the word "real" really mean? If we are a simulation, couldn't we still be [what we define as] real?

After all WE are the one's who made the word, so as we define ourselves. We are REAL- a word that only applies to this universe and nothing beyond our own comprehension.


*Damn, my head hurts now

You could have just said Cogito ergo sum, that essentially sums it up.
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:04 PM   #24
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So am I a human plugged into a machine or some alien creature plugged into a machine that makes me a human in this false reality?
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:12 PM   #25
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So am I a human plugged into a machine or some alien creature plugged into a machine that makes me a human in this false reality?

We just explained. Your word "false" [as WE define it as] was used incorrectly used. The words true and false only apply to our universe and nothing beyond it.
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How could scientists determine if this is a simulation with tools made in this simulation?
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:37 PM   #27
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How could scientists determine if this is a simulation with tools made in this simulation?
They're trolling us
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:39 PM   #28
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Default Re: Scientists Plan Test to See if The Universe is a Simulation

Or they want publicity, I mean they probably already know we aren't in the first place.
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:03 AM   #29
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How could scientists determine if this is a simulation with tools made in this simulation?

the tools are just for collecting data and analysis, i think what they are actually doing is seeing if there are similarities between how the universe functions and how computer simulations function. they are even hypothesizing that we are a simulation within a simulation within a simulation and so on since we are working on creating simulations ourselves (thus eventually leading to another level of sub-simulation underneath ours).

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Professor Martin Savage at the University of Washington says while our own computer simulations can only model a universe on the scale of an atom's nucleus, there are already "signatures of resource constraints" which could tell us if larger models are possible.

This is where it gets complex.

Essentially, Savage said that computers used to build simulations perform "lattice quantum chromodynamics calculations" - dividing space into a four-dimensional grid. Doing so allows researchers to examine the force which binds subatomic particles together into neutrons and protons - but it also allows things to happen in the simulation, including the development of complex physical "signatures", that researchers don't program directly into the computer. In looking for these signatures, such as limitations on the energy held by cosmic rays, they hope to find similarities within our own universe.

And if such signatures do appear in both? Boot up, baby. We're inside a computer. (Maybe).

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012...n_2282745.html
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Old 12-14-2012, 02:41 AM   #30
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Default Re: Scientists Plan Test to See if The Universe is a Simulation

So many possibilities for our existence that it's laughable to hear people talk about something from nothing (big bang) as factual. Our lives and world around us is infinite and always has been. Time is just merely a man-made creation in his aid to keep track of things.

I think in death comes the true revelation. Our natural curiosity and thirst for knowledge extends far beyond the realms of this world and will never ever be quenched.
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