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Comment author: torekp 16 October 2015 05:23:36PM 0 points [-]

turchin uses some unfortunate language. For example opposing simulation people to "real" people. I'm skeptical too, but before we reject the hypothesis let's phrase it in the best form.

To wit, our universe is hypothesized to be caused intentionally by intelligent residents of another, for purposes analogous (in what ways? ) to those for which we create virtual worlds. That doesn't make us unreal.

Comment author: Lumifer 16 October 2015 05:29:40PM *  1 point [-]

To wit, our universe is hypothesized to be caused intentionally by intelligent residents of another, for purposes analogous (in what ways? ) to those for which we create virtual worlds.

Let's reformulate this in the traditional manner: "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth."

Still sticking to traditional terms, the whole "we are a simulation" approach should properly be called "creationism".