Bollocks

I just saw this headline, and it was from a major, respected (I think) newspaper:  We are Almost Certainly Living in a Hologram, Experts Think.
Here’s what I think: that’s a load of bollocks.
Computer simulations do not have free will or internal emotions, but I do, and I assume, therefore, that you do, too, being human.  Also, we have the  fossil record of our  own, very organic evolution.  So, if it were all a computer simulation it would have to be one that starts with the creation of single celled life on this planet and has been running for billions of years.  Occam’s Razor says you can leave out that step, I mean the programming by  super intelligent beings from another dimension step, and just assume that we evolved  organically.

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Picard is Pissed Off, I’m Guessing

The  whole ‘the world  is a hologram’ nonsense makes for a great science fiction plot (I wouldn’t say the Q episodes were Star Trek’s  greatest, but  they were certainly among the funniest), and is an interesting hypothesis, but since there is nothing to back it up, and it is so far beyond anything we know that there’s no way we  can even find any evidence of it, it’s absurd to state it  as a fact, or to say that it’s ‘almost certain.’
We can’t know what’s outside of our universe because we are not outside our universe.  That just seems totally obvious to me.
I think the reason people write rubbish like that is the  same reason  people invented religion in the first place.  We want an explanation for our existence, and most people are  willing to just accept one, if somebody  can make it sound plausible.  The genius programmer from a universe that dwarfs  our own is just another way  of saying  God, andit’s so  unnecessary.
When it comes to the big  issues, the  meaning  of life, the universe and everything, it’s important  to remember this:  we do not  know.

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