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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 04 2009,23:53   

Quote (khan @ Jan. 04 2009,21:38)
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Is that supposed to mean something?

I was referencing the last bit of entardument Zachriel quotes here.

Can't tell the actual from the mocking thereof.

No, you can't. There's no real difference between those two examples. Gil doesn't seem to understand the nature of simulation itself. You can simulate wind flows without putting the computer in a wind tunnel. You can simulate volcanic activity without exposing the circuitry to magma. The whole point of simulation is that you can use a layer of abstraction instead of the thing itself. You don't have to throw actual water on a computer to simulate a flood. It's a simulation, not a recreation. Gil's misunderstanding the very notion of simulation, true to form. IDers misunderstand every scientific field they babble about.

   
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