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Originally posted by GeniusSage
Originally posted by Thomas Crowne
God created everything, not just Heaven. Get the facts straight.
How is that a fact? Or are you just simply talking about the way the story go's in the Bible? (As opposed to God ACTUALLY existing and having creating everything.)
I don't want to begin a religion versus athiesm argument! I was just confused by that comment.
[edit on 20-11-2005 by GeniusSage]
Although the Universe does seem to be like a computer, the analogy does work but isn't necessarily true.
The creator of the hugely popular Sims game is working on an ambitious title in which you can truly be God.Called Spore, the game allows players to determine the evolution of a species, from an amoeba to an inter-stellar race.
Sims creator Will Wright offered an insight into the game at last week's E3 expo in Los Angeles.
Procedural generation is a software concept refering to creating content on the fly, as opposed to creating it before the software is distributed he earliest computer games were severely limited by memory constraints, forcing things like levels to be generated algorithmically, procedurally, on the fly: there simply wasn't enough space to store premade levels and artwork. Today, most games include (measuring by memory space) thousands of times as much data as algorithmic mechanics. For example, all of the buildings in the large gameworld of Grand Theft Auto were individually designed and placed by artists.
If it is a computer program, then its an open ended one, with a self-evolving set of parameters and goals. Lots of Random Number Generators running around. Lots of little Algorithms working at cross purposes.
Originally posted by Invenion
Like, have you ever heard of Ockham's Razor and crud?
Originally posted by jupiter869
I dont know about a program but did you ever consider this:
Our WHOLE universe is a science student's experiment and our entire universe is actually in a giant beaker. And the student, who's experiment we all belong to, is only getting a "C".