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Metaphysics is a branch of philosophy concerned with explaining the essence of things, of the fundamental nature of being and the world and the principles that organize the universe. Metaphysics is supposed to answer the question "What is the nature of reality?"

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"I think that the criterion of intention as a condition for something to be a simulation is crazy." <- hmmm .. sort of see what you mean, but .. Simulations are simulations OF something - they ahve …
answered Sep 26 '14 by user2808054
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It seems to me that it's part of our ability to run "what-if" scenarios. We've evolved with enough intellectual capacity to spot trends and run simulations in our minds, trying different scenarios. W …
answered Jul 3 '14 by user2808054
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"Can something come out of nothing or not? Why?" Our "laws of physics" are actually just observations of the world as we currently experience it. One of them is "Nothing can come from nothing". If t …
answered Nov 26 '14 by user2808054
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Hawking seems to be assuming that God's existence relies physics - or on our (ie his) understanding of physics. Something of an assumption ! Suppose God's existence relies only on faith from souls, w …
answered Jan 27 '14 by user2808054