The universe is fake

Dec 13, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Amherst Daily News

Here’s something fun to consider: the universe is just a computer simulation. Scientists at the University of Washington think they’ve found a way to test this hypothesis:

http://www.washington.edu/news/2012/12/10/do-we-live-in-a-computer-simulation-uw-researchers-say-idea-can-be-tested/

Far-fetched sounding, of course, although anyone who has spent any amount of time contemplating the scale of the universe, the nature of consciousness, theology, philosophy or pretty much any of the questions beyond “What topping do I want on my pizza?” will have at least considered the possibility nothing is as it seems.

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“It's just a box of rain...”

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Well, we know the answer is 42, but what's the question?

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Well, we know the answer is 42, but what's the question?
How old is that twinkie in the fridge?
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Who said the Universe is fake?and what 42.
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42 is a reference to one of the themes in Douglas Adams' "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." read the article we're writing about for the reference about the universe. And realize that all of this is in jest. You know, humor, ar, ar ar!(Reference to Mork in the episode of "Happy Days" that spawned "Mork and Mindy."

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Oops, forgot to log in. It's me, Serf the Smurf.

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42 is a reference to one of the themes in Douglas Adams' "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." read the article we're writing about for the reference about the universe. And realize that all of this is in jest. You know, humor, ar, ar ar!(Reference to Mork in the episode of "Happy Days" that spawned "Mork and Mindy."
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Smeg don't forget us from the land down under where the women glow and the plunder.

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anomalous wrote:
42 is a reference to one of the themes in Douglas Adams' "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." read the article we're writing about for the reference about the universe. And realize that all of this is in jest. You know, humor, ar, ar ar!(Reference to Mork in the episode of "Happy Days" that spawned "Mork and Mindy."
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Hmm I understood.
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Hmm I understood.

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