Re: Re[2]: Simulation argument in the NY Times

From: Panu Horsmalahti (
Date: Sun Aug 26 2007 - 06:16:29 MDT

2007/8/19, Алексей Турчин <>:
> I think that another feature of simulation yet not mentioned here is that
> it allows miracles harder simulation allows little miracles, but soft one
> allows many. Simalation that has a lot of miracles is less 'real' and so is
> less 'simulation'.
> So search for the miracles could prove that we are in the simulation. But
> their absence can''t prove the opposite.

There is no way to distinguish between miracles and 'features'. For example,
some weird quantum effects might be bugs in the simulation, or on the other
hand features in physics. You can't extrapolate information about the
universe where the simulation is being run from the simulated universe.

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