Death of Marilyn Monroe / Simulation Hypothesis

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Death of Marilyn Monroe / Simulation Hypothesis

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In the first half, on the 60th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe's death, investigative reporter Mark Shaw discussed details from his forthcoming book, "Fighting for Justice" about why and how she died at the hands of powerful men, as well as paid tribute to the iconic movie star. He connects Monroe's death with reporter Dorothy Kilgallen's, and believes both were murdered. Further, he now has been able to tie Monroe's death to the Warren Commission's investigation into JFK's assassination. Shaw interviewed a person who worked with the Commission and found out they were ignoring evidence and only looked at the Oswald theory. Further, the Commission was instructed not to dig into controversies with the Kennedy family, including "Bobby Kennedy's complicity in Marilyn's death," Shaw said.

He was critical of the Netflix documentary, "The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes," which concluded through archival footage that her death was a suicide, and showed her in a dark light. Yet, according to his research, Marilyn was actually upbeat about her life at the time of her death in 1962-- she had new acting opportunities, a new house, and pet, and was rekindling a romance with Joe DiMaggio. And, on the day of her death, she had been furniture shopping with her housekeeper, Eunice Murray, he added. After Murray found her body, she revealed that two men arrived at the house and were there for around two hours before the police arrived, and objects were moved around the house.


In the latter half, entrepreneur, video game pioneer, and author Rizwan "Riz" Virk spoke about the Simulation Hypothesis - the idea that our physical reality, far from being a solid physical universe, is part of an increasingly sophisticated video game-like simulation. Suppose we could eventually build a realistic simulation of reality. In that case, it's possible an advanced civilization out in the universe has already done so, he mused, and thus we could unknowingly be inside their created realm. "If we were inside a simulation, it's possible there would be no way to distinguish it from physical reality looking for glitches inside the matrix," he added.

One of these glitches could be what is known as the Mandela Effect-- curious instances in which people are sure they remember something in a particular way, but it turns out to be different. Virk cited such instances as the TV show the "Berenstain Bears," which people distinctly remember being called the Berenstein Bears, and the biblical verse about the lion laying with the lamb, when the phrase is actually about a wolf, not a lion. One explanation for these changes is the idea that we have multiple timelines within the simulation we're in, he noted. The famed sci-fi author Philip K. Dick also posited that we exist in multiple timelines, and we'd only notice through small changes in our reality. Dick further suggested that there were individuals outside our seeming reality who alter the variables. This ties in with Middle Eastern lore about the jinn, Virk added. The jinn are said to be beings who exist outside of time-- they can go back and change the past, but they can't change our memories.

News segment guests: Christian Wilde, Jeff Nelken

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