Saturday, June 16, 2012

A simple refutation of a silly idea

Somehow people seem to think that we might be living in some kind computer simulation.  See, for example,

In fact, evolutionary theory proves that there is no intelligent designer of the world. Thus, the idea that we are living in a *designed* simulation is incompatible with the theory of evolution, and can be dismissed without further ado.

I am well aware that bad ideas never die, and that there will be those who somehow want to dismiss this argument.  They are, quite simply, wrong.