Dr. S. James Gates, Jr. is a theoretical physicist and Professor of Physics at the University of Maryland. Dr. Gates is well known for his work on superstring theory, supergravity, and supersymmetry. Dr. Gates has gained some mainstream attention for his discovery of Doubly-even self-dual linear binary error-correcting block code found in String Theory Equations, the math that we use to describe the universe. This mainstream attention has led to much discussion from members of both the scientific community (Neil deGrasse Tyson) and the entertainment industry (Joe Rogan).
One reason contributing to the popularity of this discovery, aside from the strangeness of it, is that Dr. S James Gates Jr. was not looking for evidence of the Simulation hypothesis and yet he stumbled upon it anyway. Independent discoveries like this lend greater credibility to the findings than when a supporter uncovers them simply because a supporter has a greater chance of introducing bias. But then again, the measurement problem seems to indicate that we cannot escape bias, and this is yet another issue surrounding the simulation argument.
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