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07-01-2015, 07:14 AM
RE: Losing my non-religion
(07-01-2015 07:08 AM)Full Circle Wrote:  
(07-01-2015 06:57 AM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  There's a non zero probability a 1957 Chevy is orbiting Pluto.

This again?

I thought I had made it clear, with photos even, that it is a 1954 Studebaker? Come on Bucky get with the program!

Now, about that teapot orbiting the sun...

I was wrong. All tea pots orbit the sun.

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07-01-2015, 07:26 AM
RE: Losing my non-religion
(07-01-2015 07:02 AM)One Above All Wrote:  
(07-01-2015 06:57 AM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  There's a non zero probability a 1957 Chevy is orbiting Pluto.

What about a 1958 Chevy?

That's just crazy talk.

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07-01-2015, 07:45 AM
RE: Losing my non-religion
It's a very interesting hypothesis, sure. One I'm quite familiar with. The thing is, the hypothesis makes a lot of assumptions. Also, it's completely untestable. We don't even know if there are any other realities than our own, so until we have good reason to believe that, it's not even reasonable to think this could be a simulation.

However, if I had to pick any "creation" explanation, I find this the most credible. And it doesn't lead to God, it leads to something or other running some sort of program. I mean, if you call a guy on a computer God, that's up to you I guess Smile

But as has been noted, it makes no practical difference even if it is true. It sure is interesting though. People try to use arguments somewhat similar to this to point to a creator, label that creator God, then somehow go "wow and look, I have a book about him". As you seem to be fully aware, that's bullshit of course Big Grin

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07-01-2015, 07:45 AM
RE: Losing my non-religion
How does that go? Not even wrong.

(07-01-2015 07:26 AM)unfogged Wrote:  
(07-01-2015 07:02 AM)One Above All Wrote:  What about a 1958 Chevy?

That's just crazy talk.

As if there's some kinda non-crazy talk going on in this thread.

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07-01-2015, 07:51 AM
RE: Losing my non-religion
(07-01-2015 07:45 AM)houseofcantor Wrote:  How does that go? Not even wrong.

(07-01-2015 07:26 AM)unfogged Wrote:  That's just crazy talk.

As if there's some kinda non-crazy talk going on in this thread.

How dare you question the existence of the great 1958 Chevy in the skies of Pluto? She shall not be pleased! You will forever freeze in the icy depths of Pluto!

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07-01-2015, 07:51 AM
RE: Losing my non-religion
Also, just to be nit picky, you said losing your non religion. I don't see how this qualifies as religion, unless you're planning to worship the unnamed simulator?

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07-01-2015, 07:53 AM
RE: Losing my non-religion
(07-01-2015 07:51 AM)Robvalue Wrote:  Also, just to be nit picky, you said losing your non religion. I don't see how this qualifies as religion, unless you're planning to worship the unnamed simulator?

Hah. I plan to *warship* him. Worship's for ninnies.

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07-01-2015, 08:08 AM (This post was last modified: 07-01-2015 08:36 AM by houseofcantor.)
RE: Losing my non-religion
Of course I started to run my neck before I saw this was the purple section, so if your opinions are all soft and squishy pay no mind to the man behind this avatar.

(07-01-2015 07:51 AM)One Above All Wrote:  
(07-01-2015 07:45 AM)houseofcantor Wrote:  How does that go? Not even wrong.


As if there's some kinda non-crazy talk going on in this thread.

How dare you question the existence of the great 1958 Chevy in the skies of Pluto? She shall not be pleased! You will forever freeze in the icy depths of Pluto!

Another thing that sparks my contacts, buncha atheists spouting off on this nonsense like it's some kind of profound wisdom. It's not. It's a philosophical device invented to encourage critical thinking, it ain't the critical thought itself. To keep pontificating on this bullshit is to sound like a smug self-satisfied and pretentious eight year old.

Yeah, I'm looking at you, Bucky. Tongue

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Besides, wtf does that even mean? I'm not sitting on the "reality" of the couch, I'm suspended by electrostatic repulsion. I'm not a monkey with a typewriter, I'm some kind of homunculus pulling levers behind these eyes. I'm not telling stories, I'm expressing the love of my Gwynnies in a "real" manner, providing value as a light against the darkness.

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07-01-2015, 08:23 AM
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07-01-2015, 08:58 AM
RE: Losing my non-religion
I lost my non religion once, but it was only down the back of the sofa.

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