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There's a 20% chance we're living in The Matrix

gordette (1114219) writes | about 7 years ago

The Matrix 1

gordette writes "says NY Times writer John Tierney, based on a conversation w/ Nick Bostrom, a philospher at Oxford."
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If there's no way to know... (1)

mark-t (151149) | about 7 years ago | (#20240857)

... it's an unfalsifiable proposition, and ultimately irrelevant to scientific study. Worse, it unnecessarily complicates the nature of existence, and Occam's razor would suggest that the widely accepted phenominalistic view of reality is significantly closer to being accurate than this is.

But if you ask me, it sounds like the guy is trying to come up with a new angle for examining ID theory.

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