I’m having a little problem with asteroids. If the moon is a self luminous bulb of some sort, and it’s inside the dome, then all those ginormous craters on the surface of the moon are just an illusion. A picture painted on the surface, or a projection on the front face. But why? Why would whoever built/runs the Earth Terrarium go through the trouble to paint pictures of craters on the moon? So this entity could occasionally throw a real bolder down to the surface and wipe out life on a mass scale from time to time, and the survivors not get suspiscious that God just threw down a spec of dirt at high velocity for the fun of it?
That would imply that the creator KNEW that we would need a deception to keep us occupied. But if God is so powerful, and we are so weak, then why does God even worry about what we think? If I set up an ant farm for my kids, I don’t plan an elaborate hoax to make the ants think that something is going on besides their lifetime captivity in an artificial environment. Why would I? I have no fear of the ants escaping and taking over my household.
Does this suggest that God is not as powerful as we think? Or maybe we ARE more powerful than we think. Maybe all it takes to get out of here is to think that we can.
And what if there is an intermediary being. Some sort of advanced race, like Sentinels, that builds worlds and fills them with life and watches them develop over millions of years to learn about growth. But this suggests great limitations on these beings. Yes, they could build a big cage and they could make it very comfortable for us. But could a being that sets it’s sights on maintaining an artificial environment for a lesser life form really bridge the next leap to being able to create the unbelievable complexity of human genetics, the interconnectedness of all life on Earth and the near-infinite realm of sub-atomic activity? Or maybe the food chain of powerful beings just goes up and up forever. Cats play with mice before they eat them. Humans keep pets for amusement and other reasons. Maybe the guys above us just ‘keep’ us because they feel like that’s the thing to do. And the guys above them keeps them, etc. ad infinitum until you get to the universal consciousness.