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Caution! Knowing the universe is a simulation will end it…? Wow, magic.

At least the crackpot cosmologist is mostly scaring himself. The rest of us are wondering whether water bears could survive on the moon. That’s all the "space aliens" we can be sure of. Read More ›

Computer sim universe: An escape from the facts of fine-tuning?

Walter Bradley Center fellows weigh in: The idea that we are a simulation by space aliens is a staple of science fiction, of course (think The Matrix, 1999). But some scientists take this simulation hypothesis seriously. Serious discussion started with a paper by philosopher Nick Bostrom in 2003, “Are you living in a computer simulation?” in which he suggests, “One thing that later generations might do with their super-powerful computers is run detailed simulations of their forebears or of people like their forebears.”… Jonathan Bartlett offers, The simulation hypothesis is interesting but it fails precisely because it is too loosely stated, and equivocates more than it clarifies. The primary “proof” for the simulation hypothesis is that, let’s say that we Read More ›

About the universe, the ID guys were right all along?

From science fiction writer Vox Day at Vox Popoli, responding to Fred Reed, Fred has landed on precisely the aspect of evolutionary theory that made me into a strong TE(p)NSBMGDaGF skeptic. What many people who have not thought seriously about the issue don’t realize is that biologists are literally so stupid, and so innumerate, and so illogical, that they don’t understand the problems that quantification creates for their many unfounded assumptions. We will pass over the further things that Mr. Day has to say about biologists as “confused” and “least intelligent of the STEM field graduates,” as you can read that for yourself at his blog. But then: For example, it is particularly amusing to note that I have encountered Read More ›