"The world was created 1 second ago. All your memories have been implemented into your brain, and in fact, you haven't lived through any of them". Of course it's impossible to prove it. But is it possible to disprove it?

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Jan 6, 2016

What about fossils and carbon dating? If the world was created one second ago, why would there be buried bones? If my memories are implanted, why am I able to locate my father's grave site? My memory of his internment carries actual physical proof, not only in the form of a headstone, but in the casket buried beneath it containing his bones. Maybe those bones aren't old enough to be carbon dated, but there are plenty of bones and fossils elsewhere that could be dated in that way.

If you dig near and sometimes underneath the buildings in the ancient cities of the Middle East, you'll often find that an existing building was built on top of the remains of a far older building. Why would this be so if the world was only a second old? Why are there historical museums with artifacts from earlier times? Those aren't just memories; those are tangible proof that time goes back far more than one second.

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Jan 18, 2016

But that is simply the way we perceive the world. What if everything we know is false? What is Math and Science are all wrong? We made them up, and our "proof" is simply a result of our creation. We truly know nothing in this universe past what we can make up.

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Jan 19, 2016

Let's assume that your statement is true, that the world was created 1 second ago. If a planet were to suddenly appear, we could show a sudden disruption in the orbit of other planet and debris in this solar system.

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Sep 15, 2016

I may be mistaken, but I think he's talking about the universe. If that were the case then there wouldn't be a way to do so.

If I made a perfect simulation program of the universe as it is right now-- your memories, the grass outside your window, the history of this world, the planet rotation-- everything-- and hit "play", you'd have no way of proving that it was a simulation unless you found a way to observe that it is fake. Since everything you see is fabricated and have no way of comparing it to "reality" you would have no standard in which you could definitively say the world was or wasn't created 1 second ago.

Effectively, you can't disprove or prove it without observing it from an outside point of view.

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User voted Yes, it's possible to prove it's 100% false.
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Oct 2, 2016

Well, I think we could, he wasn't talking about a simulation after all in a simulation I can reverse time and gravity , but the world, but let's expand it to the entire universe, IF the universe suddenly came into being, that is all the stars, etc, we'd have a dark sky for approx 8 minutes, and there would be no stars in the sky for a little over 4 years. You can't get around the laws of physics.

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