God's Debris

God's Debris

A Thought Experiment

Book - 2001
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God's Debris is a set of provocative questions (thought experiments) about God and science, wrapped in a fictional story. It is designed to inspire readers to question their views of reality.
Publisher: Kansas City, Mo. : Andrews McMeel, c2001.
ISBN: 9780740721908
0740721909
Branch Call Number: 110 Ada
Characteristics: xi, 132 p.

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milo_63
Jan 23, 2017

This was actually quite a fun read, with interesting discussions of free will, God, God's motivations, life, the universe and everything.

I can't comment much on the scientific observations offered except that Adams comes up with quite a novel view of God and our place in existence.

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robtheslob
Sep 23, 2010

An interesting book that contains silliness and absurdities mixed in with brain teasing philosophy. I disagree with most of what I read in this book but thoroughly enjoyed it nonetheless.

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Eithelen
Jun 18, 2012

"The best any human can do is to pick a delusion that helps get him through the day. This is why people of different religions can generally live in peace. At some level, we all suspect that other people don't believe their own religion any more than we believe ours."

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Eithelen
Jun 18, 2012

"The rain made everything sound different - the engine of my delivery van, the traffic as it rolled by on a film of fallen clouds, the occasional dull honk. I didn't have a great job, but it was,'t bad either. I knew the city so well I could lose myself in thought and still do the work, still get paid, still have plenty of time for myself. When you're inside your own head, the travel time between buildings evaporates. It's as if I could vanish from one stop and reappear at the next." - opening paragraph

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Eithelen
Jun 19, 2012

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God's Debris is the First non-Dilbert, non-humour book by best-selling author Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert. Adams describes God's Debris as a thought experiment wrapped in a story. It's designed to make your brain spin around inside your skull.

Imagine that you meet a very old man who - you eventually realize - knows literally everything. Imagine that he explains for you the great mysteries of life: quantum physics, evolution, God, gravity, light, psychic phenomena, and probability - in a way so simple, so novel, and so compelling that it all fits together and makes perfect sense. What does it feel like to suddenly understand everything?

You may or may not find the final answer to the big question inside, but God's Debris might provide the most compelling vision of reality you will ever read. The thought experiment is this: try to figure out what's wrong with the old man's explanation of reality. Share the book with your smart friends, then discuss it later while enjoying a beverage.

God's Debris is the number on best-selling e-book on the planet. it has no violence or sex, but the ideas are powerful and not appropriate for readers under fourteen.

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