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Comment author: sidhe3141 29 April 2011 07:49:50AM 9 points [-]

Second one: depends. I was kind of assuming that you have some way of verifying it, like you ask Him to create something and someone who wasn't there later describes some of its previously determined properties accurately without being clued in. First: you'd need a massive global hallucination, and could use a similar verification method.

Comment author: Will_Sawin 30 April 2011 12:54:21AM 9 points [-]

That seems accurate. Remember that a single person can hallucinate that someone else verified something, but this has low prior probability.