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    Whoa: Physicists testing to see if universe is a computer simulation

    Are we all really here?

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow...224525825.html

    Some physicists and university researchers say it's possible to test the theory that our entire universe exists inside a computer simulation, like in the 1999 film "The Matrix."

    In 2003, University of Oxford philosophy professor Nick Bostrom published a paper, "The Simulation Argument," which argued that, "we are almost certainly living in a computer simulation." Now, a team at Cornell University says it has come up with a viable method for testing whether we're all just a series of numbers in some ancient civilization's computer game.

    Researchers at the University of Washington agree with the testing method, saying it can be done. A similar proposal was put forth by German physicists in November............more at link......

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    We are living in Farmville?

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    Interesting, very interesting.

    Reminds me of the Hindu idea that the universe is Brahma's dream.

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    My DH was going on and on about this last night. He is fascinated because that has long been a pet theory of his. I have heard him describing it for about 10 years so far...
    “Every day that they don’t find something is good for me.“ Billie Dunn

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    Quote Originally Posted by katydid23 View Post
    My DH was going on and on about this last night. He is fascinated because that has long been a pet theory of his. I have heard him describing it for about 10 years so far...
    But then scientists would have to do something they are loath to do .......admit there are higher lifeforms, gods even.

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    DH watched something on the history channel about this. He found it fascinating.
    Five years ago I wandered in here because of a google search on Haleigh Cummings. "Welcome," folks said "look around a bit, sit a spell." It wasn't long before I found Caylee's threads. It was just that simple.

    If you are new to the site allow me to say, "welcome. Look around a bit, sit a spell."

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    Would make a good episode of The Twilight Zone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrackerSam View Post
    But then scientists would have to do something they are loath to do .......admit there are higher lifeforms, gods even.
    Some do......

    http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/23/na...nted=all&_r=1&

    The glory of our elephants and lions is being lost to greed and ignorance.....me

    "The further we (as the human race) grow away from the natural world, the quieter the natural world becomes and the more pathological we become as a culture."........Bernie Krause

    The citizens of the United States of America have a right to applaud themselves for having given to mankind examples of an enlarged and liberal policy—a policy worthy of imitation......which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance.......George Washington

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    Wow! I don't know what to say!

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    A real life Truman Show?

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