From: Peter de Blanc (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Jan 30 2008 - 15:10:29 MST
On Wed, 2008-01-30 at 16:02 -0500, Thomas McCabe wrote:
> People running the simulation? As in, intelligent thinkers? That's a
> heck of a lot more complicated, and therefore much more unlikely, than
> assuming the simulation is governed by a simple set of Turing-style
> computational rules.
Scenario 1: Simple Laws of physics produce intelligent beings via
Scenario 2: Simple Laws of physics produce intelligent beings via
evolution, [who build more intelligent beings] who run simulations of
other intelligent beings.
Both scenarios are governed by a simple set of Turing-style
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