God's Debris: A Thought Experiment

by Scott Adams | Nonfiction |
ISBN: 0740721909 Global Overview for this book
Registered by beautyredefined of Washington, District of Columbia USA on 1/7/2004
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Journal Entry 1 by beautyredefined from Washington, District of Columbia USA on Wednesday, January 07, 2004
God's Debris: A Thought Experiment
by Scott Adams

I absolutely love this book. It's so full of thoughts and ideas that sound logical, yet many of them are entirely new and different. It's a quick read, just finished it in about two hours or so, and this is my second time reading it. What I really love about it is how it makes your brain feel alive.

A young delivery man attempts to deliver a package to an old man. However, the old man seems to ignore the attempts at delivery, and instead he asks the young man a variety of questions, beginning with a question regarding a simple coin toss. He continues to probe and prod at the young man's answers to physical phenomenon, God, free will, probability, and numerous other concepts. While this book may not radically change your life, it will encourage you to think a little bit more about what you really do know, and what you don't.

I particularly find this book interesting due to the physics contained within its pages. It discusses string theory and Einstein and a bit of quantum mechanics (ironically the subject of another book I'm currently reading, The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene), and it treats them in a different manner. While I'm not quite sure if the discussions of them are entirely accurate, it's interesting to see where this book compares with what I think I know. :)

While I encourage people to read this book, it is not for anyone who isn't willing to read views that may be radically different from his or her own. From the introduction:

"The story contains no violence, no sexual content, and no offensive language. But the ideas expressed by the characters are inappropriate for young minds. People under the age of fourteen should not read it.
"The target audience for God's Debris is people who enjoy having their brains spun around inside their skulls. After a certain age most people are uncomfortable with new ideas. That certain age varies by person, but if you're over fifty-five (mentally) you probably won't enjoy this thought experiment. If you're eighty going on thirty-five, you might like it. If you're twenty-three, your odds of liking it are very good.
"The story's central character has a view about God that you've probably never heard before. If you think you would be offended by a fictional character's untraditional view of God, please don't read this."

My First Bookring! Just PM if you still want in, and we'll see if we can fit you in the shipping order in a logical place!

List so far (shipping order):

nmarshall88 - TN, US ***
SalDragski - San Antonio, TX
kalie - Ontario, Canada
ecoboy - BC, Canada
GlasgowGal - Scotland
lim1bd - UK
SBG2201 - UK
Mytilusgirl - UK
Scism - Australia
Marajade - Australia
fanclub - Honolulu, HI
ghaweyn - CO, US
pashmack - US
pndfam05 - PA, US
prplpec - GA, US
Back to me - Madison, WI

***Currently has it

This book has been stalled on the first leg of its journey. As such, I have ordered another copy and am sending it out to keep this list going. Please see the entry for the new book:
God's Debris

Journal Entry 2 by beautyredefined from Washington, District of Columbia USA on Wednesday, January 14, 2004
It has now left my hands for nmarshall88 in TN. Hope it gets there soon!

Journal Entry 3 by nmarshall88 from Kingsport, Tennessee USA on Tuesday, January 20, 2004
I just got this in the mail. Will probably start this book tonight and be done soon as it looks like a relatively short book. Will journal more later.

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