Scott H Young

Link: Gods Debris


As you probably know, I don’t link to other people that often. I don’t intend to be a portal for personal development, so I focus on writing original articles. This often results in a lower posting density, but I feel that also means that the value for each post is higher.

However… Sometimes I get something so intriguing I have to share it. After recently reading Ray Kurzweil’s fascinating predictions about the law of accelerating returns, I had been pondering about the exact future of the mankind. Although I find thinking about really esoteric concepts for too long tends to leave you in an almost coma-like state, it is a practice that we need to regularly involve ourselves in. These thoughts lead me in many directions until I stumbled upon this interesting free e-book by famous author and creator of the comic strip, Dilbert, Scott Adams.

Entitled, God’s Debris, Adams fictional story of an omnipotent man discussing the a bizarre yet tantalizing possibility about the universe. I would tell you it here but that would ruin the beautiful and entertaining trail Adams leads. Aside from thoughts on the true nature of the universe, free will and the identity of God, Adams also gives some interesting thoughts on how to be effective in relationships, attraction, happiness and even goal-setting and affirmations.

As Adams points out, this is not a story for the rigid in thinking or faint of heart. And although he makes claims that the book isn’t humorous, I did have the occasional chuckle, so it is not completly without wit.

Thanks to lifecoaches blog for the link.


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3 Responses to “Link: Gods Debris”

  1. Hi Scott,
    I just finished reading God’s Debris based on your reccomendation, and I absolutely loved it!
    Since you liked God’s Debris it is my duty to reccomend you back the text “Is God a Taoist?” by Raymond Smullyan. It is a chapter of the book “The Tao is Silent” (which is absolutely marvelous as a whole, too). Doing a quick search online, I found a link to it: http://www.mit.edu/people/dpolicar/writing/prose/text/godTaoist.html

    Best Wishes.
    Luciano.

  2. Scott Young says:

    Thanks for the link Luciano. Glad you liked my recommendation.

  3. Jesse says:

    I’ve read this book twice. And I’ve also read a lot about the Singularity and Ray Kurzweil. I’m thrilled to find someone else out there who shares this in common with me.

    Did you like the book? Do you think that in the near future we will have the early workings of an all-knowing entity perhaps living in a virtual world? Is it all inevitable? Are we doomed to become God? Does this worry you? excite you? both?

    I don’t know what to think any more. Imagining a future with immortal, super-intelligent humans, and virtual realities for too long makes my head spin too.

    What are your thoughts?

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