Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Is The Universe A Computer?

Why The Universe Is Not a Computer After All | MIT Technology Review

This review of a scientific paper is interesting. It says some really powerful stuff like:

“This assumption…is so strong that many physicists can’t even articulate what other type of universe might be conceptually possible”

“It’s basically the assumption that the way we humans solve physics problems must be the way the universe actually operates”

“It is the least-questioned (and most fundamental) assumptions that have the greatest potential to lead us astray”

I think these are important concepts that we as humans need to realize when we mentally digest the latest headlines about science. Really smart scientific minds can be lead astray by failing to question fundamental assumptions. Using science as the foundation for how you process truth is risky. What if they are not questioning an assumption they should be questioning, before drawing a conclusion?

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