Scott Adams published in 2005 a book named God’s debris that can be downloaded. Some of you may recognize the authors name – Scott Adams is the creator of Dilbert and he also have a blog that I subscribe to. The blog is regularly updated and he has interesting takes, though he is very interested in how economists would think (he has a very rational take on things) and his visions about the future is… well, enough to make me question his sanity sometimes.
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 phenomenon, 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? God’s Debris isn’t the final answer to the Big Questions. But it might be 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.