The liberal media’s relationship with facts is tenuous at best, and the constant misreporting of even innocuous scientific studies explains how millions were duped into believing that X and Y chromosomes aren’t a binary system.
As more and more people begin to reject fundamental scientific facts – like the heterosexual nature of human procreation – it makes those who actually took a science course wonder what the hell is going on. The media’s coverage of a recent paper published in Science Advances academic journal answers that question fairly definitively: studying journalism does not require any knowledge of science, yet journalists constantly report on scientific papers. Naturally, when a well-respected media outlet, particularly those with a science focus, covers an academic paper, the readers assume the coverage is accurate, when there’s often nothing further from the truth. The widespread reporting of this paper claims it “disproved” the “universe is a simulation” theory, which you’re probably already familiar with, thanks to the Matrix. Of course, that claim is patently false.
The paper itself is founded in actual science, and the Abstract clearly specifies the most critical piece of information either omitted or glossed over by most of the reporting, namely that the simulation is impossible using existing computational resources. Slightly less crucial, but still incredibly relevant to the actual takeaway from the paper, is the specific method being tested, which was the “quantum Monte Carlo” method.
Academia is already slipping into obsolescence, as journals continue to publish papers about Quantum Physics written by a gender-studies researcher. The ongoing misrepresentation of science by the liberal media is only making matters worse, and most liberal arts majors aren’t equipped to understand these papers, so their takeaway is whatever the media said it should be.
Ultimately, this paper does not conclude that the “Matrix” theory is impossible, as many outlets have been reporting. It does, however, verify that it’s not possible today, using an Alienware computer and brute-force approximation methods.
Of course, that sort of specificity takes the “oomph” out of the headlines, and social media shares have apparently become more important than legitimate science coverage. Though the current state of academia is beginning to make one question the legitimacy of the journals themselves.
Rest easy, all you aspiring Neos of the world, you might still be able to spot that glitch in the Matrix some day.
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