science meets religion (quantum physics edition)

Some physicist is claiming the universe might be a virtual reality simulation (this is an offshoot of the universe-as-high-school-project-from-alternate-dimension theory). Of course, being a scientist, he thinks this theory can be experimentally verified (read falsified). Not only are the scientists doing Genesis-theorizing, but they’re coming up with even weirder ideas than moses and mohammed ever dreamed up.

from slashdot:

“A New Zealand physicist has written a paper saying that physicists should seriously explore the possibility the universe is a giant virtual reality simulation. He says that the existence of quantum phenomena could be due to the underlying digital nature of the simulation and also claims his VR hypothesis can explain relativity, the big bang and more. It should be possible to perform experiments to prove the hypothesis too. He reasons that if reality was to do something that information processing cannot, then it cannot be virtual.”


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