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Is the universe an illusion?

The universe is simulated is it true or not?

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Nature provides no illusions
That is left to the work of man

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Star shower *****
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(all these are stars for your wonderful answer.
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Thats brighter than the comet Ison
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We don't know. A very philosophical question you asked.

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No

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no its really there...lol

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"Illusion'' is just not the right word, maybe ''expansive'', ''nebulous'' or 'out there'. Stars that are billions of light-years away (found by looking at the light that left them billions of years ago) are just like our solar system and earth. By analysing the signal we see them with, scientists have found that. There are hundreds of billions of galaxies, and there are hundreds of billions of stars in each galaxy in the universe, and some think ''the observable universe'' is 150 billion light-years across. A light-year is the - distance - light travels in a year, at 186, 324 mps, that's very far. So, you see, it's just very big, nebulous.

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cilme meant is the universe essentially a dream.
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I think you may have misunderstood the asker's question. He or she wanted to know if the universe is real, or simply a simulation. it isn't a question of science, but one of philosopy
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*Philosophy.
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Vesper21@ you very rude to genders
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Well it is impossible to know whether or not the Universe is a simulation. The only thing we know is that we are real. I know I think, so I am real, but everyone else might be a computer program. your question is not answerable.

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Because, it's philosophy.
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Your rude to genders
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I'm rude to genders? How so?
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Where you commented on dmsdavi answer. Where you said I was a he or she.
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well from your username, I don't know what your gender is, and I didn't take the time to go to your profile to figure it out, so I made my comment genderless so that I wouldn't accidentally call you the wrong gender.
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So I must be a alien then. Lol
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Consider this: if the universe is an illusion, so are WE since we are part of the universe. So the universe is at least as real as we are.

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It's never ending. It's purely magnificent, I can just sit here and think of the universe everyday, pondering how it works, what's inside it, etc. Think of a circle. That one line is connected, it's never ending, it just keeps running and running ... O

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What people don't realize, or seemingly care about, is that the endless universe also is endless in the small direction rather than just out there forever. The microscopic universe goes on forever. So "size" doesn't matter, nor does time.

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The answer to this question is ~ It doesn't matter if it is. This is the only universe we know, we may as well treat is as real.

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I should also mention that it would be wise to completely put this question out of your mind. Thinking about it will eventually fry your brain, but you will become deeply unpopular long before then.

I have been seeing this questions on forums and bulletin boards for 20 years and it is more likely to lead to a frustrated hate-fest than any other.
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Yes, the universe is real.

Happy thanksgiving!

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Happy thanksgiving to you too Ex :)
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Thank ya Bx.

We certainly have much to be thankful for! :-)
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Yes, yes it is. The matrix is all knowing.

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The timing of this question is interesting because, about the time you asked it, Jebidiah Crackercorn answered another question by confessing that he's a solipsist -- that is, nothing exists except himself. Not you, not me, not this Earth we live on, not the Universe.

So, by Jeb's philosophy, YES the universe is an illusion -- but it's the only illusion we've got, so enjoy it while you can.

And if you want to see Jeb's answer go to this question: http://www.ask.com/answers/473923001/if-believers-did-everything-the-bible-says-wouldn-t-the-majority-of-people-be-dead?qsrc=14107#

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Woah. I can't even wrap my mind around that.

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Universe is not an illusion. it is reality. it is part of physical reality. Universe is PHYSICALLY real. we can see it and we can describe it.

This physical universe is speaking to us without a word. it is saying something without audible sounds. it is teaching us something even without voice heard.

do you know what the universe is trying to say? and teach us?


let us read,

Psalms 19:1-3

1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.

3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard

see? the heavens DECLARE THE GLORY OF GOD, and the firmament sheweth his handywork, Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge, THERE IS NO SPEECH NOR LANGUGE, where VOICE IS NOT HEARD.

if you look at the universe, there is something uavoidable,


THERE IS GOD.

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aTHEISTS and non believrs wont be able to UNDERSTAND AND COMPREHEND THE LANGUAGE OF THE UNiverse.


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We nonbelievers certainly give no credibility to whatever you call that nonsense you just posted. Keep going to English class, Steve, you'll become proficient in our language one day
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i do not need that Thez, it is the brain that matters the most.
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i would rather have BRAIN that is functioning than to become master of grammar with total malfunctioning brain.
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Thez is like a mushroom, he shows up and then all of a sudden he run away which is good for someone who does not want to see himself into a shameful situation.
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No, it looks pretty real to me. And what if it is? Will it change the way you eat your cornflakes in the morning?

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we see through a glass dimly

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Yes, actually. Time is an illusion because it can be stretched and shortened. But mass isn't an illusion.

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That's a great philosophical question. It's something tht us as humans will probably never know. When I think of this, I also think of the wonders of our world or universe, like the possibility of a god, what justice really is, do we live in a constructed reality? I think of things like these. It keeps ppl like scientist busy, the unknown can be a very mind boggling, yet beautiful thing .

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