Physical theories are links between nomological variables and a primitive ontology. This is true for Newtonian mechanics, general relativity and quantum mechanics but also true for most alternative theories of gravitation, from Le Sage’s graviton to gravity as an entropic force. Assigning a cause to gravity is equivalent to making a metaphysical commitment about the nature of reality and this is ultimately related to whether our world is autonomous or not. Due to the theory underdetermination problem, we may never find out the true cause of gravity by experimentation alone.
There is a possibility that our physical reality is virtual in the sense that it was created already in the form of a simulation or it is a manifestation of an interaction with another level of reality or mechanism. If this is the case, then there may be only a limited material horizon and any extensions of it are created on demand.
The term “virtual” is used to describe the state of being such without actually being such. In this context, virtual reality can be defined as the state of being real without actually being real. The problem with such a definition is with the inference made about the state of reality or virtual reality.
The greatest threat to humanity is not natural disasters, epidemics or wars. It is the possibility that the wrong people will discover how our virtual reality operates before the right people do.
This is another slap on the face of those who are obsessed with proving the autonomy of the world. One more plausible answer was proven false as to why antimatter is almost nowhere to be found in the universe and has not survived after the Big Bang. The virtual reality hypothesis is gaining ground.
Creationism should be taught in schools as a scientific alternative to modern evolution theory based on natural selection. Creationism can fit within the context of a falsifiable scientific theory. Its introduction in the educational curriculum is necessary to provide a fair balance of values.
Finally, my book Beyond Intelligent Design: From an autonomous universe to a functional virtual reality is now published.
You can find the book at Amazon. This is the book webpage for more info and comments. http://www.digitalcosmology.com/Blog/beyond-intelligent-design/
This post is a very brief introduction to the intelligent design hypothesis.