Tyson bombshell: Universe likely just computer sim
|April 23, 2016||Posted by News under Cosmology, Design inference, News|
Kevin Loria tells us at Business Insider:
Neil deGrasse Tyson thinks there’s a ‘very high’ chance the universe is just a simulation
So at this year’s 2016 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate at the American Museum of Natural History, which addressed the question of whether the universe is a simulation, the answers from some panelists may be more comforting than the responses from others.
Physicist Lisa Randall, for example, said that she thought the odds that the universe isn’t “real” are so low as to be “effectively zero.
But on the other hand, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, who was hosting the debate, said that he thinks the likelihood of the universe being a simulation “may be very high.”
“And if that’s the case, it is easy for me to imagine that everything in our lives is just the creation of some other entity for their entertainment,” Tyson says. “I’m saying, the day we learn that it is true, I will be the only one in the room saying, ‘I’m not surprised.'”More.
Would this make Tyson a design proponent of a sort? Interesting, because pop science insists that the space alien is science.
Loria tries hard to make Tyson sound like he is making sense.
See also: Why is the space alien considered to be science?
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