God s Debris

God's Debris is the first non-Dilbert, non-humor book by best-selling author Scott Adams. 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.

Author: Scott Adams

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1449459846

Category: Religion

Page: 132

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God's Debris is the first non-Dilbert, non-humor book by best-selling author Scott Adams. 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 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? You may not find the final answer to the big question, 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. It has no violence or sex, but the ideas are powerful and not appropriate for readers under fourteen.

The God Game

highly receptive to the idea of panentheism providing it involves a nonconscious God coming to consciousness via the evolution of the universe, ... God's Debris: A Thought Experiment is a 2001 novella by Dilbert creator Scott Adams.

Author: Mike Hockney

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1291577386

Category: Religion

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What is the "answer to everything"? Pythagoras provided a glimpse of the answer 2,500 years ago when he declared, "All things are numbers". Mathematics is literally everything. Unlike science, mathematics offers certainty and absolute knowledge. Mathematics unifies science, religion and metaphysics and is the true Grand Unified Theory of Everything. No experiment can ever contradict a mathematical truth. Mathematics is the ONLY answer to everything. Mathematics is the ONLY subject inherently about eternal, Platonic truth. The God Series, starting with The God Game, reveals the astonishing power of ontological mathematics to account for everything. Isn't it time to convert to to the world's only rational religion - Illuminism, the Pythagorean religion of mathematics that infallibly explains all things and guarantees everyone a soul that's not only eternal and indestructible but also has the capacity to make each of us a true God? Isn't it time to become Illuminated?

The Lonely Mind of God

James Gutmann (New York: Hafner Press, 1949 [1677]), 65; Part 1 (of God): note to Proposition XXIX. 31. ... Scott Adams, God's Debris: A Thought Experiment (Kansas City, Missouri: Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2001). 33.

Author: Sherman O'Brien

Publisher: Phrase Bound Publications

ISBN: 0996307567

Category: Philosophy

Page: 482

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Current students of philosophy or armchair philosophers... Want the answer to the Primordial Existential Question: Why is there something rather than nothing? While history has produced no shortage of attempted answers, clearly none is the answer. Now comes the unique perspective of acosmism to provide a complete and plausible answer. After a lifetime of reflection, acosmist Sherman O'Brien offers this analysis of the issues and a thoughtful, reasoned answer to philosophy's most vexing question. The acosmic answer requires no faith whatsoever, either in supernatural or unexplained causes; in fact, it discourages it. Acosmism rejects both traditional religion and philosophically neglectful science. As a metaphysical system, it is based on an epistemological insight, with implications for immortality, determinism, ethics, and ultimate purpose. Reasoned wholly from the ground up, its conclusion is the very meaning of existence. The solution to the Omniscience Riddle becomes the key to understanding how the question is best stated and understood. This book represents one person's effort to make sense of what is true and what only seems to be so. Why is there something rather than nothing? What is your potential role in the entirety of experience? This foray into acosmism offers a path to the genuine understanding of both existence and reality.

The Blackwell Guide to Theology and Popular Culture

Taking a more optimistic view of these developments, Scott Adams, the creator of the comic strip Dilbert, wrote a curious book recently that promotes the equation of God and the Internet. In the book, God's Debris: A Thought Experiment, ...

Author: Kelton Cobb

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470777702

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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The Blackwell Guide to Theology of Popular Culture outlines various general theories of popular culture, identifies theologians and theological concepts that are conducive to analyzing popular culture, and explores religious themes that are asserting themselves through popular movies, novels, music, television shows and advertising. A timely examination and contribution to the rapidly expanding field of theology and popular culture Locates the theological analysis of culture alongside political, sociological, economic, aesthetic and psychological analyses Surveys the work of religious and theological scholars who have turned their attention to popular culture Considers classic Christian thinkers who have wrestled with culture, such as St. Paul, Tertullian, Augustine, Schleiermacher, Tillich, and Ricoeur Proposes a method for analysing culture to discern its religious content Identifies religious themes in popular culture Uses illustrations, ranging from the fiction of Nick Hornby to Six Feet Under An appendix provides lists of films, novels, television series, consumer products, architectural works, cultural events, and corporate icons that lend themselves to theological analysis.

Of Literature and Knowledge

Not all writers identify it as overtly as Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert, whose 2001 novel God's Debris is subtitled A Thought Experiment. But few fail to identify with it. “Novels could be called thought experiments.

Author: Peter Swirski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134104413

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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"Of Literature and Knowledge looks ... like an important advance in this new and very important subject... literature is about to become even more interesting." – Edward O. Wilson, Pellegrino University Professor, Harvard University. Framed by the theory of evolution, this colourful and engaging volume presents a new understanding of the mechanisms by which we transfer information from narrative make-believe to real life. Ranging across game theory and philosophy of science, as well as poetics and aesthetics, Peter Swirski explains how literary fictions perform as a systematic tool of enquiry, driven by thought experiments. Crucially, he argues for a continuum between the cognitive tools employed by scientists, philosophers and scholars or writers of fiction. The result is a provocative study of our talent and propensity for creating imaginary worlds, different from the world we know yet invaluable to our understanding of it. Of Literature and Knowledge is a noteworthy challenge to contemporary critical theory, arguing that by bridging the gap between literature and science we might not only reinvigorate literary studies but, above all, further our understanding of literature.

Pandeism

Hartshorne, Charles, Man's Vision of God and the Logic of Theism (Archon Books, 1964), p. 348. ... Adams, Scott, God's Debris: A Thought Experiment (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2001), p. 43. Adams, God's Debris (2001), pp. 43–4.

Author: Knujon Mapson

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1785354132

Category: Religion

Page: 472

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Pandeism: An Anthology presents the work of sixteen authors, new and old, examining the implications of the revolutionary evolutionary theological theory of Pandeism - the proposition that the Creator of our Universe created by becoming our Universe, and that this proposition can be demonstrated through the exercise of logic and reason. These authors present a wide range of views originating from their varied experiences, from professional theologians and religious educators to lay philosophers with PhDs in the hard sciences. Collectively, these authors have assembled the most extensive examination of Pandeism put to print in over a hundred years.

Creative Thinkering

2, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, see at www.scribd.com/doc/51049354/CEC-999-2008-031. “Your brain processes only a tiny portion...” Scott Adams, God's Debris: A Thought Experiment (Kansas City, MO: Andrews-McMeel, 2001), 117.

Author: Michael Michalko

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608680258

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Why isn’t everyone creative? Why doesn’t education foster more ingenuity? Why is expertise often the enemy of innovation? Bestselling creativity expert Michael Michalko shows that in every ?eld of endeavor — from business and science to government, the arts, and even day-to-day life — natural creativity is limited by the prejudices of logic and the structures of accepted categories and concepts. Through step-by-step exercises, illustrated strategies, and inspiring real-world examples, he shows readers how to liberate their thinking and literally expand their imaginations by learning to synthesize dissimilar subjects, think paradoxically, and enlist the help of the subconscious mind. He also reveals the attitudes and approaches that diverse geniuses share — and anyone can emulate. Fascinating and fun, Michalko’s strategies facilitate the kind of lightbulb-moment thinking that changes lives — for the better.

Evolution and the New Gnosis

The eternally unchanging Father God of conventional Christianity can be thought about only in retrospect, if at all. ... see Scott Adams' work, God's Debris, A Thought Experiment, Andrews McMeel, Kansas City, 2001 75.

Author: Don Cruse

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595224458

Category: Philosophy

Page: 368

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Exposing a long-hidden logical conflict that has hindered the quest for a deeper understanding in science, religion and philosophy. The unique ideas in this book shatter what are often unconscious or deeply hidden but nevertheless widely held assumptions. Whatever your world view or discipline, examine it anew through the window of these 22 hard-hitting essays with titles such as: Evolution as a Property of Mind, Christianity and the Old Gnosis, Isaac Newton & Harry Potter, What is Imagination? - combined with critical insights and commentaries on the works of Charles Darwin, Noam Chomsky, Michael Polanyi, Arthur Koestler, Theodore Roszak, Owen Barfield, Rudolf Steiner and many others. Also, investigate the social future as viewed in the light of an ongoing evolution of human consciousness.

Fieldnotes from a Depth Psychological Exploration of Evil

Scott Adams poses a thought problem in God's Debris. The reader is presented with a tale about a young ... God has no fear or motivation to fulfill physical or emotional needs thus, his one great experiment is to “discontinue existence.

Author: Robin L. Gordon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351128566

Category: Psychology

Page: 184

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In Fieldnotes from a Depth Psychological Exploration of Evil, Robin L. Gordon presents an accessible account of an attempt to define and understand the nature of evil. Gordon takes on the role of guide to this confusing land, tying together threads of Jungian theory, philosophy, etymology, neuroscience and history, as we are led on a personal journey of discovery. Gordon begins by analysing what a twelfth-century meeting between Chinggis Khan and Taoist priest Ch’ang-Ch’un can tell us about the presence of opposing traits and the nature of evil in human beings. We learn what depth psychology has said about evil and the shadow part of our psyches, and examine examples of human behaviour throughout history to understand the etymological, philosophical and historical understandings and definitions of evil. Gordon’s own relationship with her work, and the feelings that arise when researching the psychological framework of Nazi doctors, genocide in Rwanda, Bosnia and Syria, and the functionality of serial killers, are interrogated. We then return to Chinggis Khan’s and Ch’ang-Ch’un’s relationship, attempting to build a real and practical definition of "evil", and assessing their dialogues as a metaphor for Jung’s views of the transcendent function. Fieldnotes from a Depth Psychological Exploration of Evil will be essential reading for academics and students of Jungian and post-Jungian studies, sociology, criminology and philosophy. It will also be a key resource for Jungian analysts and psychotherapists interested in the study of evil and its impact on society and the psyche, as well as anyone investigating and redefining their own meanings of evil, past and present.

Hidden Fields

—Scott Adams, God's Debris, A Thought Experiment Scene): Ioan Miro, “The Firmament” (Constellation Series) 1940 Music): Charles H. Gifien, “Creator of the stars of night” Chorus (2005), & Alexander Borodin, Symphony No.2 in B Minor ...

Author: Charles Ford

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595477437

Category: Poetry

Page: 452

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Poetry can give the readers a chance to make better choices in their lives. Hidden Fields prepares them to examine their self, religion, and philosophy by the spirit of poetry. Charles Ford wants to share his many life experiences with readers, and invite them into his home by his every thought, word, and action. So they may know him, and discover something special and unique about themselves. He wrote poems "for" people throughout history, rather than "to" them. Poems offer "for" people, even "for" readers who know little poetry. All are unique alive or dead. In Hidden Fields, Charles brings to readers his experiences and his individuations, which he expresses wonderfully by his ever-deepening imagination and understanding that he has about poetry. These poems about self embodied metaphysics of his faith, hope, and love. Charles writes poems about religion and philosophy, they are also in the vein of metaphysics. These poems reveal his profound spiritual growth that he achieved in his life. He experienced a religious conversion at three. He shares this experience and many others with readers; so they may know he writes poems from his heart by inspiration and love he has for God and man.