Simulation theory by a philosopher

https://www.inverse.com/article/16539-why-elon-musk-s-simulation-argument-fails

While I respect Bostrom, believe me, the guy is renowned for being a little dramatic and way too into the sci-fi he consumes for his futurology work.

“Ned Block is not just a philosophy professor: he is also a psychology and neural science professor. Though he’s unfamiliar with Bostrom’s argument and with Elon Musk, his brain — his real, physical brain — is otherwise ideal for coping with this question.

Block thinks that we have no reason to believe that a simulation could reproduce consciousness, and no reason to believe that our reality is not base reality.”

At least Elon isn’t one of those Dennett cultists, he’s citing someone intellectually honest. God, please don’t let him be a materialist cultist.
They are like autism on crack, the view is so narrow. Humans as calculators, seriously.

It isn’t a physics problem. It isn’t even a maths question. It’s pure philosophy.

<Einstein level quote>

or I could not be boring and show you a pithy comic!

They never include programmers, who are actually to the left of sociologists as a form of linguistics.

v2.0

^ Elon needs to see this one.

Possibly this to quit embarassing himself.

He could always give me a call but I use burners.
Am I too lazy to memorize a number? We’ll never know.

I’d probably take the piss out of his suit choices too.
You can afford Savile Row. You need between this-

and this-

This is fair as my taste cannot be surpassed.

“No matter the fact that we are inherently limited in our experience: Block thinks that “our first-person acquaintance with our consciousness tells us that there really is such a thing, and the fact that there really is such a thing is a challenge for a simulationist view.”

Where have I heard that before?

Cogito ergo sum – Descartes

“Bostrom disagrees, but does not offer much support: “It is not even obvious that it is possible for an entity to behave indistinguishably from a real human and yet lack conscious experience,” he writes.”

ZOMBIES

and Descartes.

Make that movie, Hollywood.

Do you know what Musk is really arguing?
We’re already AI, we’re already computers. And he doesn’t even know it.
Why go to Mars then? There is no Mars. Dumbass.
Congratulations, you’ve made your achievements futile.

Belief and Moore’s paradox

I saw someone point out that PC is mostly Moore’s paradox denying reality.

In case you want to read on the topic of Moore’s paradox.

http://old.philosophy.ox.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/29650/SPAWN.pdf

“As Alex Byrne (2005) puts the point, our epistemic access to our own beliefs is both “peculiar” and “privileged”.”

I’d relate this to thought-terminating cliche.

Video: The psychological idea of God

Convert an atheist to hierarchical norms today!

See: Why mockery?

Signalling is Freudian signifiers.
>Checkmate, atheists.

People who claim Freud was wrong about sexuality still get the most ripe interpretations of inkblots despite sleeping around. Stop flirting with Wicca and commit to Christ.

egocentrism is fine, a weak superego is terrible

A lot of supposed nihilists are just Freudians with no clue how to interpret.

Speaking of impossible memes (because you find nihilism to have meaning) – cognitively.

How is a meme qualitatively different from an idea?

Meme is such a pretentious way to discredit any faith by coaching it in pseudo-Darwinian paradigms. Thoughts do not guide behaviour, it is values and those arise from cultural principles. Religion shows the shifts in paradigm of cultural dominance over time.

Today my pill is so red it shifts into the UV spectra.

Iconography is not the territory.
Virtue signalling is the modern Pietism. These basic bitch Pharisees.
Remember to self-flagellate with your Father’s disappointment today!

The genius of Swami Vivekananda

I am not averse to admitting foreign genius, in fact, I wish I had a surplus to talk about. This man has long been overlooked by traditionalists online.
If the name seems familiar, he was friends with Mr Tesla.


I do like some of the Eastern mystics but it’s trying to source pure translations, untainted by modern bias.

Many of his works can be found for free online though, if you want a go.


I made Diogenes big again by telling everyone that story about the chicken. The Tesla connection should be enough for Swami. We need to get more good quotes out there, more civic ideas, to drown out the celebrities.

These uplifting quotes are merely positive memes.

If we could find the canon of philosophy that makes Asians so based, Whites would be more competitive.

It is difficult to quibble with someone who believes in you.

Much like Tesla and all other men who don’t feel threatened by ability, he praised women too, and our ability to make society good.

“The natural ambition of woman is through marriage to climb up , leaning upon a man but those days are gone . You shall be great without the help of any man , just as you are .”

That is a role model.

What is success?

He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much; who has enjoyed the trust of pure women, the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who has left the world better than he found it, whether an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who has always looked for the best in others and given them the best he had; whose life was an inspiration; whose memory a benediction. B A Stanley, 1904.

Immediately Tesla springs to mind.