“Science” Finds “Evidence” That We’re All Just a Computer Simulation

The Matrix becomes self-aware:

A long-proposed thought experiment, put forward by both philosophers and popular culture, points out that any civilisation of sufficient size and intelligence would eventually create a simulation universe if such a thing were possible.

And since there would therefore be many more simulations (within simulations, within simulations) than real universes, it is therefore more likely than not that our world is artificial.

Now a team of researchers at the University of Bonn in Germany led by Silas Beane say they have evidence this may be true.

Thank you “scientists” for providing a “rational” explanation to the universe that isn’t silly at all. Now we can put that whole God thing to rest once and for all.

Really, though, how this is scientific but theism is not is beyond me. If by “artificial” you mean that somebody made it and you replace “any civilisation of sufficient size and intelligence” with “one omnipotent and omniscient person” then this supposed scientific breakthrough just provided evidence for the possible existence of God. Actually, German Physicists, Christianity beat you to it on this one; to many Christian philosophers like C.S. Lewis for example our physical reality really is more like a “simulation” being less real than the unseen spiritual reality. It is the spiritual reality that gave birth to the lesser physical reality. Any scientific evidence suggesting that the physical world is something more like a “simulation” (and therefore suggesting that there is a greater, transcendent reality) actually fits quite perfectly into the Christian narrative.

Except that “God created us” makes a lot more sense to me than “we’re all code in a massive computer program developed by a incomprehensibly advanced civilization that we can’t see, touch, hear or in any other way detect.” Occam’s razor, people.


2 thoughts on ““Science” Finds “Evidence” That We’re All Just a Computer Simulation

  1. This is how I feel about attempts to explain the remarkable phenomenon of human life with the multiverse theory–that there are infinite universes out there that we can’t see or touch or hear, and therefore the presence of human life is just a matter of simple odds.

    So the theory is asking us to have faith in something not quite explainable, bigger than ourselves, out there that we can’t detect with our senses….

    • The difference, of course, being that theism actually provides an explanation for the origins of the universe. You may disagree with the explanation or feel that its inadequate but at least its an explanation nonetheless. “Explanations” like multiverse theory or “its all a computer simulation” really only represent just another intermediate step while still requiring faith in the intangible. Where did all the other universes come from? Who made the computer simulation? Who made the civilization that programmed the simulation? Ultimately, there must be some kind of unmoved mover at the beginning of it all that none of these theories have addressed.

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