X-Message-Number: 11646
Date: Fri, 30 Apr 1999 09:10:09 -0400
From: "Raphael T. Haftka" <>
Subject: Maybe we are computer simulations?

Maybe we are already computer simulations?

Thanks for Thomas Donaldson for summarizing the debate that he is having
with Mike Perry.

It could be that I have missed something, but how do you know that our
`real' world is not a computer simulations in somebody's (possibly a
teenager in some real universe, based on how well things are going) computer?

Rafi Haftka

Raphael (Rafi) Haftka				
University of Florida				phone:352-392-9595
Department of Aerospace Engineering,		fax: -7303
Mechanics and Engineering Science		http://www.aero.ufl.edu/~haftka
Gainesville, FL 32611
Check the web page of the International Society of Structural and
Optimization at http://www.aero.ufl.edu/~issmo for details of the next
MicroAV competition as well as the next ISSMO Congress in Buffalo, May 17-21

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