Now this is one for the trekkies! And BTW this is just a thoughtful mental exercise. I don't want anyone to take it too seriously.
But I don't know if any of you are familiar with the simulated reality theory. It's actually a somewhat mainstream theory. Some people believe that all of this is an elaborate dream or simulation, on a computer on some distant planet. So therefore were all living in one man's simulation. I sometimes wonder if everyone is just living in my situation. Obviously not. But I think we've all felt that way sometimes. But as I said once before, if it's some little punk ass kid, I hope his parents kick the crap out of him, even though I am skeptical of corporal punishment and abhor violence of any kind.But that last one brings up an interesting question. What about the dilemma of evil then. Would said-kid's society even allow him to do it? And if so, how and why?So then, is evil and human suffering just an illusion? Or is it not? But evil is sometimes a "necessary evil" if you will. So is only some of it an illusion? And can we ever know? Will we ever know?Thoughts?