God's Debris

Discussion in 'General Philosophy' started by egg, Mar 23, 2005.

  1. egg Registered Member

    by Scott Adams

    Anyone ever read this book or its sequel The Religion War?

    I recommend them to anyone interested in philosophy.

    I'm having a hard time believing anything other than Adams' explanation of the meaning of life and the universe.

    A real mind opener for the open minded.
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  3. apendrapew Oral defecator Registered Senior Member

    Can you give us a synopsis?

    This is the creator of Dilbert, n'est pas?

    I have a difficult time imagining the universe to be anything but meaningless. Just a consequence of causality over an eternity in a universe whose rules allow for fucked up crazy things to happen.
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  5. talk2farley Registered Senior Member

    Except the universe isn't eternal :/
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  7. Mnementh667 Registered Member

    From what I recall, the basic premise of the book is that Scott Adams wanted you to read, and then try to find the fundamental flaw in the philosophy that he's laid out.
    Here's my (probably wrong) idea:
    If the universe were as he laid out, what observer (that is based in that universe) would be able to find the truth? We can't know if he's right or wrong, because we can't see from the ultimately objective viewpoint.
    In other words, no mortal human could have written the truthful, objective, overall view of the universe.

    I did like his book though, and promptly passed it on to a friend of mine.

    I'd also recommend Sophie's World by Jostein Gaardner.

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