It’s a nod to a similar irony. I’m calling it ‘I’m not seeing any conservatives in this mob of anti-science troglodytes”
We’ll apply it first to this notion in places that we might be living in a simulation
Musk is a pro-business liberal as far as I know, of the SV type. Other guy who likes to publicly ponder this is public intellectual / scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson, who I am to understand is a pretty conventional liberal.
So liberals are the people of science amirite. Well how can I say this….
We’re not living in a simulation. Everyone can just bank on the intuitiveness of that, we’re not. The world is real, and science favors that understanding.
Now if you have a big astro-physics brain I sort of get the appeal of bandying it about among the possibilities, …. But thing is if it’s a simulation, then there are superior beings running it amirite? Which means we properly have theism. But people with big astro-physics brains seem to be generally kind of hostile to that idea, cuz science. It’s OK though if you don’t call it God maybe?
Bonus item: Megan McArdle on say the temperamental / analytical superiority of ‘luke warmism’, consensus be damned.
Update, I said that!: word I was mulling this morning was exactly ‘theist’