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

From: Norman Noman (
Date: Sun Aug 26 2007 - 07:35:56 MDT

On 8/26/07, Panu Horsmalahti <> wrote:
> 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.

 If there was a magic word that made people turn into frogs, I would have a
hard time considering that a natural feature.

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