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Re: Science!

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Postby Mongrel » Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:07 pm

Cosmos Magazine In a surprising and unexpected find, scientists debunk the possibility that we're all simulations in a computer somewhere, fairly strongly too

I mean, you can still press on with "Well, maybe the "computer" is [**magic**]", but certainly this pushes the theory from the practical and possible into mere imagination.
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Re: Science!

Postby Brentai » Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:21 pm

The pair initially set out to see whether it was possible to use a technique known as quantum Monte Carlo to study the quantum Hall effect


That is the nerdiest sentence I've read in a long time.

Now, the finding is technically that the known universe cannot be simulated by any computing device capable of existing in the known universe, but I think begging the question at that point is getting into some sort of ENIAC of the Gods scenario.

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Re: Science!

Postby Mongrel » Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:39 pm

Yeah, I mean, it's at the "religion" stage now, where a truly stubborn type just handwave an explanation and say "a higher power does it with [unknowable stuff]".

And I mean, hey maybe they're right - you never know! But you can say that about most religions.
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