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God's Debris: A Thought Experiment
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The premise is something out of Tipler's "The Physics of Immortality" -- the idea that because of probability, one day, we will all be "redone" by a very powerful computer -- with a little bit of Leibniz' monadology thrown in; and while neither are mentioned by name, very similar ideas are brought up in this very interesting answer and qu ...more
تأليف: scott adams
عدد الصفحات : 132
النوع : رواية . علمي . فلسفي
this is the kind of books that you have to read it over and over and you may understand some of it.
Seriously I wonder who one man can came with all these ideas and I very small book like this . even if I disagree with a lot of what he said, but I can't just raise my hat Appreciating to his marvelous skills and abilities to make a simple idea of two men sit and talk for days such intere ...more
ReadingGod's Debris : A Thought Experimentwill give one's awareness a smart kick in the pants, and the world shifts to accomo ...more
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"Diyelim ki,sen ve ben aynı yere ayrı yollardan gitmeye karar veriyoruz.Sende mavi,bende ise yeşil bir harita var.Hiçbiri olası bütün rotaları göstermiyor fakat ikisi de istikamete giden farklı ama kabul edilebilir birer yol gösteriyor.İkimiz de yolculuğumuzu yapar ve güvenli bir şekilde geri dönersek,başkalarına haritalarımızın başarısından bahsederdik.Ben tam bir ina ...more
But it all seriousness: pretentious BS. I was willing to accept some of the ideas and tolerate others until the whole levels of awareness thing. Scott Adams made that crap up. I mean, seriously? You expect people to read this and think that it will change the way they see the world? How full of yourself are you?
There were a few basic ideas in this book that made sense to me, and even some that I agreed with. Yes, it di ...more
The simple plot is this: What if there was a person who knew literally everything? Including how all of our current notions about the world around us -- sci ...more
Topics discussed range from God to Quantum Physics & Religion to Evolution. I have enjoyed some parts of the book, yet,a few arguments presented are vague.
Striking are the arguments presented on GOD (although the author claims them not to be funny, they are hilarious), patterns of thinking and layers of awareness. Thought provoking is the human intelligence ...more
""I should tell you how great it is. It's great. Really great. Honestly. Really, really great."" says one (unnamed) review on the back cover, while another (also unnamed) one claims ""I don't think I've ever read a book that was anywhere as thought provoking as God's Debris"". Meanwhile the author gets in on the act of hyping up his own work starting with his recommended reading age ""... the ideas expressed by the characters are inappropriate for young minds"", he ...more
On the surface level this is a pretty bad late night dorm-room-3rd-bottle-of-wine type of cosmology/theology/philosophy baked together of misunderstood bits of physics, evolutionary biology, good ol' mysticim etc.
On the other hand Adams' says that this is an experiment - a discussion topic, where you are supposed to debug and distinguish between the non-sense and the good bits.
That would be fair enough, except what is worrisome is that most of the things he says about p ...more
God's Debris: A Thought Experiment begins with a supposition - one that claims no authority of truth, and therein lies its power.
I won't spoil it for you - but it's one of these Let's just say that this happened type of concepts, that takes a thought premise and sees where it leads.
And it yields quite a bit of insight. Scott Adams takes big questions - why are we here, and how do humans see the universe - and answers them through a fictional dia ...more
That part annoyed me. I don't like being told that my reaction to anything is predictable. Being told that my odds of liking anything would be pretty good' is a good way of getting on my nerves. I think it's unfair to start any book with that mindset.
El autor de este libro, Scott Adams [SA], es el afamado autor de la estupenda tira cómica de Dilbert (hay versión española, pero lleva siete meses de retraso con respecto a la original. ¿Alguien me lo explica? Porque para traducir tres viñetas con unas veinte palabras de texto a lo sumo yo creo que con un par de tardes alcanza…).
Llevo un tiempo suscrito a su blog, en el que habla bastante a menudo de asuntos de ciencia, pero desde la perspectiva del profano que a falta de conocimientos no se lo
I was really getting into the story and thinking it was a really cool concept. Nearly halfway through, alarm bells started to sound in my head. The main character (who speaks from a position of absolute knowledge) throws evolution under the bus. He compares what evolution of living things looks like to our archaeologists to what our pottery today might look like to a future archaeologist - they would think that "bowls evolved into pl ...more
Adams was born in Windham, New York in 1957 and received his Bachelor's degree in Economics from Hartwick College in 1979.
He also studied economics and management for his 1986 MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.
In recent years, Ada ...more
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