Oh my, I have scanned this essay because you followed me, a more profound question for me than whether we live in a simulation. I agree with you, though I have neither a gift nor an affection for philosophy, on an intuitiveOccam’s Razor sort of level. Particularly that a civilization that advanced and survived would have values that preclude what I’ll call the “heartlessness” of creating fucked up worlds like ours. Selah.
So did I post something you read? You have written for the Washington Post? Thus Legion asketh,
7 And cried with a loud voice, said, What have I to do with thee, Benny, thou Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not.