Re: Why just simulation?

From: Jim Fehlinger (
Date: Sat Mar 17 2001 - 21:26:07 MST

Mark Walker wrote:
> I guess we might imagine that they were putting the programmer on
> trial. It's pretty clear that if there is a Programmer for our
> universe, he's a real f---ing bastard.

I've always imagined that the creator's hands were simply
tied in this regard. You want intelligence? Then you
put up with aeons of pain and suffering and death -- the
whole bloody red-in-tooth-and-nail evolutionary trajectory. Those
are the Rules(*).

Jim F.

(*)Imagine the voice of Alice Krige as the cat monster
in Stephen King's _Sleepwalkers_ after she has just skewered
the policeman with a cob of corn. "No vegetable, no
dessert. Those are the Rules." ;->

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