y'all need to put your money in credit unions, stat. and while i'm here in this textarea element, why don't i try and offer some good refutations as to why such a theory is kinda balderdash: + the universe is patterns (?) and freedom is the chucking away and letting go of harming patterns, adopting helpful patterns, and eventually being beyond patternalia + when have we ever successfully run a simulation? are people suggesting that something that is simulated doesn't occur at all, much like yesterday or tomorrow? + we're in space + does the universe really require someone to hit the start button? this is the trouble with people who are around too many buttons or ignition switches, they assume that all things need a person to hit the button. the sunrise don't need no button, foo.