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Re: "Our Universe Might Be A Computer Simulation, Scientists Test New Theory"
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2012, 11:23:07 AM »
it is a microsoft thing..
that is why I prefer the *nixes...

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Re: "Our Universe Might Be A Computer Simulation, Scientists Test New Theory"
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2012, 11:49:31 AM »
I read about this recently. If we are a simulation, the researchers think they can detect it. As long as the minimum size of the grid is large enough for our instruments to detect. If it is smaller, we won't be able to tell.

If we are a simulation and we do figure it out, those that are doing it best conjure up a bunch of free cookies to make up for al the crap we're putting up with.

Jesus, the cracker flavored treat!

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Re: "Our Universe Might Be A Computer Simulation, Scientists Test New Theory"
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2012, 11:51:50 AM »
ParkingPlaces, just wait till this forum gets the upgrade from release candidate 4 (RC4) to the stable version.
then you and I and the simulation will end.... no cookies..

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Re: "Our Universe Might Be A Computer Simulation, Scientists Test New Theory"
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2012, 11:53:32 AM »
If we are a simulation and we do figure it out, those that are doing it best conjure up a bunch of free cookies to make up for al the crap we're putting up with.

Indeed.
The truth is absolute. Life forms are specks of specks (...) of specks of dust in the universe.
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Re: "Our Universe Might Be A Computer Simulation, Scientists Test New Theory"
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2012, 12:31:02 PM »
ParkingPlaces, just wait till this forum gets the upgrade from release candidate 4 (RC4) to the stable version.
then you and I and the simulation will end.... no cookies..

This isn't going on happen on December 21st, is it??????
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Re: "Our Universe Might Be A Computer Simulation, Scientists Test New Theory"
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2012, 12:47:10 PM »
It's all up to the guy named Brian from what I know.

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Re: "Our Universe Might Be A Computer Simulation, Scientists Test New Theory"
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2012, 05:33:32 PM »
This is the only credible possibility to intelligent design. When you see how the universe naturally follows mathematical constants, patterns, and formulas, it does beg the question. Take a game like Skyrim, for instance. There are some physics in that game. If we log into the game and study it, we can probably reverse engineer the formula for how the program calculates gravity, mass, and force. But we'd never be able to figure out just what exactly holds those darn cheese wheels together. And we'd never have a unified theory. Because there isn't one.

That being said, I'm not sure I buy the idea, but it does beg the question...
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Re: "Our Universe Might Be A Computer Simulation, Scientists Test New Theory"
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2012, 12:25:46 AM »
We best not make a simulation of a universe until we know for sure...the recursion might causr a stack overflow
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Re: "Our Universe Might Be A Computer Simulation, Scientists Test New Theory"
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2012, 11:26:23 AM »
I've always thought that far too many "creationists" never consider the implications; that if it is indeed impossible for the universe that we know to exist without help, the truth could be any number of things that still don't mean God as they perceive Him to be real.

What is the universe is a simulation run by us?

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Re: "Our Universe Might Be A Computer Simulation, Scientists Test New Theory"
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2012, 12:40:39 PM »
The biggest problem with this theory is the idea of recursion. So, let's prove that THIS universe is a simulation. Now what? All this does is prove the existence of an external universe. Who then created that? Did it have a creator?
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Re: "Our Universe Might Be A Computer Simulation, Scientists Test New Theory"
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2012, 08:10:51 PM »
If the universe is a simulation, we need to find the cheat-codes! Like RIGHT NOW!
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Re: "Our Universe Might Be A Computer Simulation, Scientists Test New Theory"
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2013, 01:34:31 AM »
What is the universe is a simulation run by us?
This is a fascinating idea, one xphobe and I have been playing with for a while. Neurologists now know that vision isn't really 3D or complete at all but a simulated version of reality, all done within the brain by interpolating what data IS captured.

What if we discover all of our senses work this way?

Now according to Hofstadter, within our own minds we define subjective reality via concepts; i.e. we define our terms. We create our own understanding / interpretation of shared reality via concept definition and use. And shared, conceptual reality? It's really Consensus Reality.

So yeah, it's fun to play with the idea that we are creating the simulation.  :)
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Re: "Our Universe Might Be A Computer Simulation, Scientists Test New Theory"
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2013, 11:33:06 AM »
Very cool, but at the same time, I can't believe that I just read that. Can you even imagine how insane that would be if it were true? And yes, I'd like a cheat code for free cookies and many other things.

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Why Humans Came First

The Fibonacci Sequence is:

1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55

The tenth number is 55 and when these numbers are added together it equals 10. This is why we have 10 fingers and 10 toes.

When you add your fingers and toes you end up with 20. The twentieth number in the sequence is 6765. When these numbers are added you end up with 6.

The two 6s in 6765 represent the 2 arms and 2 legs

These two different limbs each have 6 parts. The arm and 5 fingers, and the leg and 5 toes.

The 7 in 6765 represents our head. 1 nose, 1 mouth, 2 eyes, 2 ears and 1 head. 1+1+2+2+1 = 7

The 5 in 6765 represents our body. 4 limbs and 1 head.

The body itself is not counted because this is represented by 0.

Interesetingly, 6 is the first whole number. 1+2+3 = 6 and 1x2x3 = 6

The body can also be described as 6 groups of 6.

Right hand and arm  6
Left hand and arm  6
Right foot and leg 6
Left foot and leg  6
Eyes, ears, mouth, nose  6
Legs, arms, body, sexual organs and head  6

6+6+6+6+6+6 = 9.

9 is a special number because no matter how many times it is added to itself, it results in a 9.   

I will explain how 9 can represent the infinite nature of God

It is important to compare it to number 6, which whenever multiplied by groups of 3, the result is 9. Hence 666 is 'the mark of the beast' (beast could just be another term for an animal)

The infinate repetition of 9, compared to the first addition of 6 three times is as shown
999 (2+7 = 9) - 666 (1+8 = 9) = 333
3+3+3 = 9
Also, note 9 - 6 = 3

So perhaps God started with our hands and feet = 6
Then created our arms, legs, sexual organs and head = 6
Then created our face = 6
This is 666.

Interestingly, when we start with the hands and feet, we have 6 x 4 and this equals 24.
2+4 = 6
24 can also be divided by 8. This would result in the first occurence of 3 in nature and is probably why there are 8 bits of information in a byte.
Unlike binary computers which are made up of 1s and 0s, a quantum (theoretically beyond space-time) computer has 3 states

These are 1s, 0s and a bit that is both 1 and 0.

This is why I believe God created man at the same time as when he created everything else.


I would appreciate other members not responding to this post. The thought processes show a certain amount of confusion. It might well be that the poster has merely copied and pasted something and omitted to give the source.

Please wait to see if the poster makes any further posts in which they might explain themselves

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Eissak, the number 9 is only significant because we're operating in base 10.  If I wrote it in binary (1001) your entire argument falls to pieces.

And not one word of your numerological word salad even remotely resembles evidence for a god -- Any god.
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If the universe is a simulation, we need to find the cheat-codes! Like RIGHT NOW!

Well, I typed "IDDQD" once in Doom and seem to have become stuck in God Mode.   ;)
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If the universe is a simulation, we need to find the cheat-codes! Like RIGHT NOW!

Well, I typed "IDDQD" once in Doom and seem to have become stuck in God Mode.   ;)

Ah, so that explains why You capitalize Your personal pronouns? ;)
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Ah, so that explains why You capitalize Your personal pronouns? ;)

Indeed.  However, I remain agnostic of My own divinity.    ;D
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This is original all created by me and I have read over it many times to ensure that it makes sense. I can't write it any better. It may be confusing for some but I have a background in mathematics
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This is original all created by me and I have read over it many times to ensure that it makes sense. I can't write it any better. It may be confusing for some but I have a background in mathematics
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If the universe is a simulation, we need to find the cheat-codes! Like RIGHT NOW!

There's a software patch! Simply download & install FAITH.EXE to your simulation's root folder. This will run a manifest destiny virus on any simulations that aren't updated.
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