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Originally posted by Bkrmn
Does this mean that something can on a whim, hit an "Off" button and delete us all as though we never existed?
Tree of Life
The Tree of Life derived from the Flower of Life.
Main article: Tree of life (Kabbalah)
The symbol of the Tree of Life may be derived from the Flower of Life. The Tree of Life is a concept, a metaphor for common descent, and a motif in various world theologies and philosophies. This has historically been adopted by some Christians, Jews, Hermeticists, and pagans. Along with the Seed of Life, it is believed to be part of the geometry that parallels the cycle of the fruit tree. This relationship is implied when these two forms are superimposed onto each other.
The Tree of Life is most widely recognized as a concept within the Kabbalah, which is used to understand the nature of God and the manner in which he created the world ex nihilo. The Kabbalists developed this concept into a full model of reality, using the tree to depict a "map" of creation. The tree of life has been called the "cosmology" of the Kabbalah. Some believe the Tree of Life of the Kabbalah corresponds to the Tree of Life mentioned in Genesis 2:9.
Originally posted by rtyfx
reply to post by Blaine91555
I'm more interested in knowing where the devil comes from.
Is he a programmer or a self-aware computer?
Originally posted by Rockstrongo37
Ok I get the whole "simulated reality" argument....but I have never seen an avatar in a game I play recognize the fact that it is part of a game or simulation. So, if this is true, how would we become aware of the true simulated nature of reality? Wouldn't the code written into man limit our understanding? Wouldn't the whole reason for the simulation be underminded if the avatars "mankind" were to discover the very synthetic nature of the universe?
If anything this theory gives support to an "intelligent design" argument, and if there is indeed an all powerful "God" then it would make complete sense to me that there would be a "fingerprint" of design, or order where the theory of evolution would say there is to be chaos.
Originally posted by rigel4
does it really matter
if we are a simulation anyway, It's real to us
Originally posted by rtyfx
The real question is what is the point of running such a simulation? What is the Creator looking for?
Why do we run sims?
What does He want to see?edit on 22-3-2012 by rtyfx because: (no reason given)
Dr. Gates: Sure. Sure. So let me try to give a little bit of background. As you earlier asked me in this interview, I'm one of the first people in the U.S. to worry about this thing called supersymmetry, and I've been worried about it all of my professional life. We've never seen an experiment saying that, yes, I'm here in nature, but the mathematics has just been amazing. But there are problems that no one has solved yet in this mathematics. In the middle '90s, I decided I was getting sufficiently old that I could make a fool of myself if I wanted to, and try to solve some of these problems that people regarded as unsolvable. And in doing that, we were led first to a graphical technology, something we called the adinkras. This is a word that comes from traditional West Africa languages. But we found these mathematical objects which sit inside of the equations with the property of supersymmetry.
Then secondly, even more shocking for us, when we analyzed these objects very carefully, we found out that they have attributes of ones and zeros in precisely the same way that computers use ones and zeros to send digital information. And in particular, the kinds of codes we found, which was the most shocking thing for us, is that there's a class of codes that allow your browsers to work in an accurate way. They're called error-correcting codes. We found a role for error correcting codes in the equations of supersymmetry, and this was just stunning for us.
Dr. Gates: That I and my colleagues indeed, we had found the presence of codes in the equations of physics. Not that we're trying to compute something. It's a little bit like doing biology where, if you studied an animal, you'd eventually run into DNA, and that's essentially what happened to us. These codes that we found, they're like the DNA that sits inside of the equations that we study. So, yeah, do we live in the matrix? Well, I told you earlier that I thought John Wheeler was crazy. What this experience has taught me was, if you do physics long enough, you too might become crazy. That's what happened to me. But another physicist by the name of Eugene Wigner cautioned us about this sort of stuff. He said …
Ms. Tippett: Is he the one who said "the unreasonable effectiveness in mathematics"?
Dr. Gates: Eugene Wigner is the author of a very famous article called "On the Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics." He basically said that just because you find a single piece of mathematics in two different systems — and I'm paraphrasing — doesn't mean that the two systems are related to each other. So just because we have found these codes sitting in the structure of these supersymmetric equations and since these codes are like the ones that you might find in a browser doesn't mean that a browser is related to reality, but it's fun to think about.
Originally posted by Blaine91555
reply to post by LeoVirgo
Because the premise is we are in a "Simulated" Universe. That means that what is being discussed is an imitation that appears to be a Universe but it is a creation, a simulation.
Are you afraid that there may be a Creator or Creator's? There is no way for anyone to know for sure. It's simply not possible to know. Atheism is a Faith.
edit on 3/22/2012 by Blaine91555 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by NeoVain
So maybe what is gonna happen 21 dec 2012.... is they end the simulation? Maybe this was what the mayans knew... The end of the cycle of simulation? Or maybe ascension means we finally understand why we are here... to simulate the past for our future selves: The Alien Greys(Are actually us from the future, the guys running this simulation.. their UFOs are actually time machines/simulation observers) That would explain why they are so shy... They want the simulation to run uninfluenced by them