Are We Living in a Simulation?

14 May, 202013:36

Why are some people talking about ‘simulation theory’ (the idea that all of our universe is an illusion and we are living in a matrix)? Elon Musk said “there is a one in billions chance that this is base reality” as opposed to us living in a simulation. All of this simply presupposes evolutionary naturalism and extrapolates from that presupposition. A related assumption is that consciousness is just a product of matter (or algorithms), but the Bible and our experience indicate that humans are not reducible to our physical brains, let alone computer code.

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Elon Musk, like others, believes in the simulation
Is the Universe a Simulation?
Monkey Minds: How Evolution Undercuts Reason and Science
Consciousness Is Not an Emergent Property of Matter
The Universe Is Finely Tuned for Life
The Origin of Human Consciousness
Why Does Science Work at All?

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