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Seven Perspectives on Theism

Many laymen seem to believe that there are at most three perspectives one may adopt concerning the question of whether God exists. More sophisticated thinkers are in general consensus that there are four. 3,549 more words

Philosophy

Douglas Adams - The Salmon of Doubt (2002)

Whatever new extremities of discovery or understanding we reach, we always seem to find the footsteps of Bach there already.

Nonfiction

Douglas Adams - The Salmon of Doubt (2002)

The fried egg isn’t properly a fried egg till it’s been put in a frying pan and fried. This is something you wouldn’t do to a Friday, of course, though you might do it…

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Nonfiction

Wise Words: Douglas Adams: gravity well

The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well on the surface of a gas-covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.

Quotations

What's up with you today? Nothing -- now that I'm reading Wodehouse.

‘What’s up with you today?’ he asked.

He could hardly have chosen a worse formula. The question has on most people precisely the same effect as that which the query, ‘Do you know where you lost it?’ has on one who is engaged in looking for mislaid property.

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Wodehouse

Douglas Adams - The Salmon of Doubt (2002)

He doesn’t need to be serious. He’s better than that. He’s up in the stratosphere of what the human mind can do, above tragedy and strenuous thought, where you will find Bach, Mozart, Einstein, Feynman, and Louis Armstrong, in the realms of pure, creative playfulness.

Nonfiction

Douglas Adams - The Salmon of Doubt (2002)

Will you, anyway, find much evidence of the great genius of Wodehouse here? Well, to be honest, no. Not just because it is an unfinished work in progress, but also because at the time of writing he was what can only be described as ninety-three.

Nonfiction