From: Robin Lee Powell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Jan 22 2008 - 13:40:03 MST
Only if you accept certain assumptions that I, for one, do not. In
particular, you have to accept that future civilizations will run
ancestor simulations. I find it ridiculous that a civilization that
advanced would allow simulation of the kind of suffering that goes
on here on earth every day. In fact, I'd expect that any reasonable
culture would have something equivalent to the death penalty for
On Tue, Jan 22, 2008 at 03:23:18PM -0500, Murphy, Tommy wrote:
> To my understanding the odds of this being a simulation are
> overwhelmingly high, so I'd be fascinated to see you expand on
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of justin
> Sent: January 22, 2008 2:42 PM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: When something impossible happens
> I hate to rain on a story, but given the proposed forum I wanted to
> point out that there are much more more likely explanations than
> suddenly jumping to 'the whole world is fake'.
> On Jan 22, 2008 9:47 AM, Gordon Worley <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > I wrote the following thinking it might be a post for Overcoming Bias.
> > Instead, I think it's more appropriate for SL4.
> > What would you do if something impossible happened? Not "impossible"
> > like when something unlikely happens and you say "Wow, that was
> > impossible!" but something that has so little chance of happening that
> > it shouldn't happen. The following story presents one possible
> > scenario.
> > Ideally most readers here won't need the epilogue, but I wrote it
> > after I finished the story since I thought someone, especially the
> > average OB reader, might need it. Comments and suggestions welcome.
> > LEFT SHIFT
> > by Gordon Worley
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