Neil deGrasse Tyson thinks that our universe might very well be a giant matrix-like "simulation" being run by more intelligent beings (see link). Do you agree with him?
It's very plausible
Finally he said something interesting.
Who and what is he? A scientist, mathmetician, et? Or some other practicer of higher education.? Huh?
And the "coder" would be God.
So what happens when we die? Does the "creator" send our bodies to a different Star system, but with no memory of our prior life's?
I doubt he "believes" this. I noticed he likes to talk about weird things that are technically possible but highly unlikely.
Depends how you define "might very well be." I don't agree there is a better than 50% chance this is true.
On the other hand, there is a 100% chance it is a possibility.
He is big fan of the movie matrix. I am too! I use to like this dude but he has gone insane
Reading the comments in here are hilarious. No one knows what he was talking about 😂
Most of this generation's cosmologists have lost their grounding in philosophy and the history of thought, which leads them to some pretty idiotic conclusions...
It depends how you frame it. We know spirit is superior to flesh.
Humans are likely not the top of the food chain in the vast universe.
That is absolutely not true!!
That mean's he believe in intelligent design. He is starting to awake from his evolution delusion.
I mean it's possible lol
One problem is we're not playing with a full deck of cards, i.e., we don't know all the laws of nature.
"...IF we can figure out ALL the laws that govern..." From Tyson's article. We should follow proven science and see where it takes us and when we figure out all the laws that govern, we will know the answer. I believe God created the Universe.
It's God's matrix. That's about as close as Neil comes to being right on this.
Bishop George Berkeley did a better job explaining it.
Neil, I thought you were great man.
Oh, no, don't make that mistake! He's a man with a planetarium and a TV show, not a man with the respect of the world's great thinkers.
Haven't you noticed he likes to talk about the weird things that could technically be true but not likely. The person who asked the question used the word believes and I think they are misinformed or are being disingenuous.
He is a loon..I was very dissapointed when I found this out..I really wanted him to be more.
And one of those intelligent beings may, coincidentally, be called God by his friends, while his creations he may refer to as "Sims," another coincidence. And, initially, "God" may have given his "Sims" limited intelligence and longevity, but as their colonies age and "God" observes they are increasingly in intelligence and longevity with the passage of time, "God" finds this interesting and he allows them to evolve as their wits increase.
Does it matter?
Cool theory that could definitely be possible. Do I believe it? No. Could my mind be changed? Yes.
There's no way to prove or disprove it so
I chose no but the theory is based on theoretical physics.
Not enough tangible data to support it yet not enough to deconstruct it either.
I can't stand that negro. So fucking retarded. Cosmo's sucked dick
What an intelligent response.
Wow. You're an idiot
I hope a meteor lands on your head or piss. Either or would be funny
I've been saying this years
Sure why not? 8)
I enjoy speculation as much as the next person, if you are going to start from a place of "what if" Go large or go home, right?
Weird, my principal was talking to us about this debate today
I accept the possibility, but I don't accept it as fact, because there's no evidence.
Key word: might. It's possible, if not very probable.
Probable? How so?
I see where the confusion came from, should have said "though not very probable." My bad, homie.
No problem, my big dog daddy. 🐶
See even very intelligent people ca. Be idiots
Care to elaborate on why you think the possibility is idiotic?
It's a possibility. I do believe there are "others" who live mainly in other dimensions, which are the source of certain strange beings. It's also possible that we skip around ourselves and are not even aware of it.
Could be I guess
Reminds me of when I was little, I imagined our world as a dollhouse and gods of different worlds as children with their own dolls and houses to play with. (Then I got confused because does that mean the god children are also part of a theatrical playground dictated by a larger being?)
Wouldn't that make black science man a theist?
I think it would be more deism than theism.
No, it's a belief in aliens, silly. Never spoke about omnipotence or all-knowing beings.
"Our universe being run by more intelligent beings." Sounds like a deity to me
The whole point of his comment was another tease at Christianity. It's more scientifically plausible that aliens put us here than to say an omnipotent, all seeing, all knowing, but completely invisible God did it.
If it is than it's likely also a shot a atheism for the same exact reason that it's scientifically more likely than the Big Bang just perfectly creating everything (Neil is agnostic)
In case you haven't noticed God is an alien too
Irrational numbers prove it can not be a computer simulation
I hear this one a lot, but I don't quite understand it. Can you explain it?
Perhaps not a computer but still a simulation.
No, people, it's not God he's talking about. Cute that you'd think that.
That's what I'm sayin' lol
This existence could be God's energy/karma filter; a proving ground of souls.
I mean it's possible. I don't necessarily think it's true but it's possible.
It's possible. Very possible. If they ever reach the end of pi then that would mean there is a very high likely hood in this being a simulation
This question is worded horribly. Yes it's possible that that is the case. No I don't believe it is the case
It's possible but I really don't have a clue, so I'm just going off what I know.
Whatever Neal may call himself, this is PRECISELY why neither Neal, nor myself, is, truly, an athiest.
The new understandings and possibilities at the cutting edge of physics very much rule IN the possibility of an entity/inteligence that, from an historical point of view, is indestinguishable from what our ancestors would recognize as God.
For some of us, especially the most arrogant and zealous athiests, using the term "God" for such a being will be so politically unaceptable as to be psychologically impossible. Still, the nature of the Universe is likely to be far stranger than any of us, except, perhaps, the most deeply religious, can imagine.
In this Universe only the most closed minded rule anything, including God, out.
Maybe even future scientists will "discover" God, something we lay people have known for centuries.
Maybe what some might call a god but never the God of the 3 main religions.
"but never the God of the 3 main religions."
I didn't know you were omnipotent
The man that thinks our planet is in the shape of a pear? Uh no.
What? When did he say this?
He was on a talk show. Ill try and find it
Its possible according to new studies and theories
Tens of thousands of people have speculated this for centuries. Why is his name associated with the idea?
Because he's a lib who likes to take credit for everything.
What? People have thought we were in a COMPUTER simulation, centuries before they even created the computer....?
The Q didn't say "computer." Socrates & Aristotle, et al understood math and philosophy and that the heavens were much greater than themselves--the whole concept of God & Creation.
Aliens playing Tetris =\= a god
It's possible, but who knows? I lean towards unlikely until there is proof.
The problem with this COMMON theory (he was not the first to say it, although of course he would love to take credit for it) is that eventually it has to end - with a God-like being. What/who made that universe that created ours?
Even if that theory is true there's no reason to attribute any of that to God
Sounds like he thinks there may be a God, "it is easy for me to imagine that everything in our lives is just the creation of some other entity for their entertainment"