I recently sent my son-in-law this link to a New York Times article about the possibility that everything on our planet (perhaps in our universe) is merely the computer simulation of an advanced civilization with all its implications of Intelligent Design.
Our Lives, Controlled From Some Guy’s Couch
By John Tierney August 14, 2007
Until I talked to Nick Bostrom, a philosopher at Oxford University, it never occurred to me that our universe might be somebody else’s hobby. I hadn’t imagined that the omniscient, omnipotent creator of the heavens and earth could be an advanced version of a guy who spends his weekends building model railroads or overseeing video-game worlds like the Sims.
Rusty Reno (aka R.R. Reno) is a Christian theologian, author and Features Editor of First Things, a Catholic intellectual journal. (His wife, my daugher, is a seriously conservative almost Orthodox Jew!)
Rusty responded to the article by saying: "Thanks for the article. This is the most plausible explanation I've had to date about the behavior of our teenagers, Jesse and Rachel."
Rusty gave me a great laugh and, more importantly, an excuse to publish pictures of Rachel and Jesse, 18 and 16 respectively.