Recently today two questions about simulations that I worked on were closed/deleted. Is this just a coincidence or is somebody going around removing questions about simulations because they disagree with the idea?
- Closed as "off-topic"? The simulation hypothesis is not off-topic for philosophy! And of course a formal definition of "simulation" would be directly relevant to the simulation hypothesis. How can we philosophically justify the idea that consciousness could exist within a simulation if we can't rigorously say what a simulation is?
- Not a great question, but maybe it would have been better to improve the question and fix tags, seeing how I'd already answered it. Anyway I don't care about this one really, it's just suspicious that it was closed within hours of the other one.