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    Mind the Gap Between Science and Religion
    Posted By Sabine Hossenfelder on Sep 16, 2019
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    ''Believing in an Omnipotent Programmer is not scienceó
    itís tech-bro monotheism.''
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    '' . . .faith in beautiful math has become pervasive
    in the community. And thatís despite the fact that
    relying on beauty as a guide to new natural laws
    has historically worked badly: The mechanical
    clockwork universe was once considered beautiful.
    So were circular planetary orbits, and an eternally
    unchanging universe.
    All of which, it turns out, is wrong.''

    Scientists should respect the limits of their discipline
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    '' . . . In that sense, we trivially ďlive in a computer,Ē
    but thatís just a funny way to talk about the laws of nature. ''
    Scientists should respect the limits of their discipline
    . . . .

    ''And finally, if you are really asking whether our universe
    has been programmed by a superior intelligence,
    thatís just a badly concealed form of religion.
    Since this hypothesis is untestable inside the supposed simulation,
    itís not scientific. This is not to say it is in conflict with science.
    You can believe it, if you want to. But believing in an omnipotent
    Programmer is not scienceóitís tech-bro monotheism.
    And without that Programmer, the simulation hypothesis is just
    a modern-day version of the 18th century clockwork universe,
    a sign of our limited imagination more than anything else.''

    Scientists should respect the limits of their discipline
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    Is the Universe a programmed system ?
    Does Universe have place for an omnipotent Programmer ?
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