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Old December 22 2012, 04:58 PM   #16
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Re: Are We Living In A Box?

Again the assumption that our universe isn't the end, and there needs to be something that's wrapped around it. And what's wrapped around that?

This always puzzles me.

And besides that, shouldn't it be impossible for a simulation (a program) to prove that it is a program? Halting problem anyone?
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Old December 22 2012, 05:05 PM   #17
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Again the assumption that our universe isn't the end, and there needs to be something that's wrapped around it. And what's wrapped around that?
Bacon
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Old December 22 2012, 05:14 PM   #18
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Again the assumption that our universe isn't the end, and there needs to be something that's wrapped around it. And what's wrapped around that?
Bacon
And around that? Even more bacon? Or cheese?
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Old December 22 2012, 05:24 PM   #19
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Again the assumption that our universe isn't the end, and there needs to be something that's wrapped around it. And what's wrapped around that?
Bacon
And around that? Even more bacon? Or cheese?
This question was answered a long time ago.

It's turtles, turtles, turtles, all the way down.
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Old December 22 2012, 05:32 PM   #20
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Re: Are We Living In A Box?

Turtles wrapped in bacon? That'd be a bit awkward.
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Old December 22 2012, 07:08 PM   #21
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Re: Are We Living In A Box?

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This question was answered a long time ago.

It's turtles, turtles, turtles, all the way down.
I thought it was four elephants on the back of a giant turtle.
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Old December 22 2012, 08:52 PM   #22
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^ That too.

The elephants survive on the universal supply of bacon.
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Old December 23 2012, 11:14 PM   #23
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The elephants survive on the universal supply of bacon.
I thought elephants were herbivores.
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Old December 24 2012, 07:50 PM   #24
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As long as the hogs were raised on a strict vegetarian diet,
it's okay for the elephants to eat bacon.

The same way vegan Humans can eat bacon.
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Old December 25 2012, 04:17 AM   #25
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The elephants survive on the universal supply of bacon.
I thought elephants were herbivores.
The elephants are willing to make an exception just for the bacon. Who wouldn't?
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Old December 25 2012, 04:24 AM   #26
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On the theory of you are what you eat, why not feed the hogs vegans?
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Old December 25 2012, 05:51 AM   #27
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^ I am Kirkland brand raisin bran, then.
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Old December 25 2012, 07:19 AM   #28
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Turtles wrapped in bacon? That'd be a bit awkward.
Sounds mighty tasty to me.

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Old December 27 2012, 08:55 PM   #29
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I wrestled with that idea for real in the mid-90s, after reading Marovec...it's probably a worthwhile endeavor to test such a hypothesis. I suppose I couldn't rule out such a possibility...but I'm not holding my breath.

In philosophy, such ideas exist from much further back in history of course, it's ironic now we can actually conceive such possibilities may be real from a scientific view.

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Computer, end program.


COMPUTER, END PROGRAM!!!


COMPUTER, END @#$% PROGRAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Unable to comply.
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