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28th Oct '17 12:57:17 PM nombretomado
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* TheOhHellos [[SubvertedTrope subvert]] this in "The Truth Is A Cave." The narrator of the song ''thinks'' that reality is this trope. However, in the song, the [[{{Christianity}} world's higher reality is knowable]] and he is in denial about that--until the search for truth proves fruitless.

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* TheOhHellos [[SubvertedTrope subvert]] this in "The Truth Is A Cave." The narrator of the song ''thinks'' that reality is this trope. However, in the song, the [[{{Christianity}} [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} world's higher reality is knowable]] and he is in denial about that--until the search for truth proves fruitless.
28th Sep '17 11:10:38 AM EBsessed
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** Things get even crazier if you really want to take a dive down the [[http://www.metagearsolid.org/reports_mgs2.html rabbit hole]] and uncover all the game's hidden messages. Subscribing to the very well-presented and plausible theories seen here, the entirety of the mission itself could very well be a virtual simulation.
28th Sep '17 5:37:44 AM Quanyails
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** More recently still, it was discovered in quantum mechanics that fundamental particles (quarks, electrons, photons etc.) are "point particles", particles which have no physical extension in 3D space and consequently occupy none. This would make atomic structures no longer mostly empty space, but entirely empty space. One proposed solution is that the basis of reality is not matter but information, and that the basis of a particle is a quantity of tiny empty space that has been given certain properties and parameters that effect a spherical radius of miniscule empty space. Who or what is "programing" the universe is naturally [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement very]] open for debate.

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** More recently still, it was discovered in quantum mechanics that fundamental particles (quarks, electrons, photons etc.) are "point particles", particles which have no physical extension in 3D space and consequently occupy none. This would make atomic structures no longer mostly empty space, but entirely empty space. One proposed solution is that the basis of reality is not matter but information, and that the basis of a particle is a quantity of tiny empty space that has been given certain properties and parameters that effect a spherical radius of miniscule empty space. Who or what is "programing" "programming" the universe is naturally [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement very]] open for debate.
22nd Sep '17 11:25:25 PM Kamiguy123
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[Franchise/TheMatrix "Free your mind."]]]]

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10th Sep '17 6:18:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/ExMachina'': Discussed by Caleb, but not by name, when he teaches Ava the idea of a person who knows absolutely everything about color, but has never actually seen it as her only source of information is a black and white television. At the end, Ava ascends into the sunlight, leaving the other "prisoners" behind--a direct reference to Plato's Allegory of the Cave. Visually underpinned in the last scene by showing the shadows of pedestrians on a sidewalk.
9th Sep '17 5:09:07 AM LegitimateIdiot
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* ''Anime/{{Shelter}}'': Where the main heroine, Rin, [[spoiler: spends the rest of her days after a world-ending event.]]

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* ''Anime/{{Shelter}}'': Where Rin, the main heroine, Rin, [[spoiler: heroine of ''Anime/{{Shelter}}'', spends the rest of her days in a room where she can change her surroundings with a drawing tablet. However, in reality [[spoiler:her brain is hooked up to a simulator while her motionless physical body is trapped in a spaceship after a world-ending event.]]
17th Aug '17 12:16:23 PM N1KF
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* When "Young Earth" creationists have attempted to explain how we can see the stars, when many of them are so far away it would take more than 6,000 years just for their light to reach us, one of the answers given is that God simply created beams of starlight ''already on their way to us''. By this logic, for the next 99,994,000 years until we start seeing "live" starlight from the Andromeda galaxy 100 mly away, we'll just be looking at a projection of it. Even more fun, every supernova we've ever witnessed comes from a star that ''never'' physically existed, there's just been a beam of light traveling towards us for thousands of years to point out where it ''would'' have existed if it had...
** Which is at least logically consistent. If you believe God created adults, the product of a childhood that never existed, it's reasonable to assume the stars were created at a certain age, with the light having traveled from them as far as you'd expect light to travel from a star of that age.

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* When "Young Earth" Young Earth creationists have attempted to explain are asked how we can see the stars, when many of them are so far away it would take more than 6,000 years just for their light to reach us, one of the answers given is that God simply created beams of starlight ''already on their way to us''. By this logic, for the next 99,994,000 years until we start seeing "live" starlight from the Andromeda galaxy 100 mly away, we'll just be looking at a projection of it. Even more fun, every supernova we've ever witnessed comes from a star that ''never'' physically existed, there's just been a beam of light traveling towards us for thousands of years to point out where it ''would'' have existed if it had...
** Which is at least logically consistent. If
us''.[[note]]If you believe God created the first humans as adults, the product of a childhood that never existed, it's reasonable to assume the stars were created at a certain age, with the light having traveled from them as far as you'd expect light to travel from a star of that age.[[/note]] By this logic, for the next 99,994,000 years until we start seeing "live" starlight from the Andromeda galaxy 100 mly away, we'll just be looking at a projection of it. This also means that every supernova we've ever witnessed comes from a star that never physically existed; there's just been a beam of light traveling towards us for thousands of years to point out where it would have existed if it had.
27th Jul '17 3:42:38 PM Khazzadumm
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** More recently still, it was discovered in quantum mechanics that fundamental particles (quarks, electrons, photons etc.) are "point particles", particles which have no physical extension in 3D space and consequently occupy none. This would make atomic structures no longer mostly empty space, but entirely empty space. One proposed solution is that the basis of reality is not matter but information, and that the basis of a particle is a quantity of tiny empty space that has been given certain properties and parameters that effect a spherical radius of miniscule empty space. Who or what is "programing" the universe is naturally [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement"very"]] open for debate.

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** More recently still, it was discovered in quantum mechanics that fundamental particles (quarks, electrons, photons etc.) are "point particles", particles which have no physical extension in 3D space and consequently occupy none. This would make atomic structures no longer mostly empty space, but entirely empty space. One proposed solution is that the basis of reality is not matter but information, and that the basis of a particle is a quantity of tiny empty space that has been given certain properties and parameters that effect a spherical radius of miniscule empty space. Who or what is "programing" the universe is naturally [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement"very"]] [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement very]] open for debate.
27th Jul '17 3:40:50 PM Khazzadumm
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** More recently still, it was discovered in quantum mechanics that fundamental particles (quarks, electrons, photons etc.) are "point particles", particles which have no physical extension in 3D space and consequently occupy none. This would make atomic structures no longer mostly empty space, but entirely empty space. One proposed solution is that the basis of reality is not matter but information, and that the basis of a particle is a quantity of tiny empty space that has been given certain properties and parameters that effect a spherical radius of miniscule empty space. Who or what is "programing" the universe is naturally [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement"very"]] open for debate.
24th Oct '16 9:41:22 PM LDragon2
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* ''Anime/{{Shelter}}'': Where the main heroine, Rin, [[spoiler: spends the rest of her days after a world-ending event.]]
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