Saturday, July 23, 2005

Things That Make You Go "Hmm"

Our dad is a high school math and logic teacher, and every now and then he gets some interesting insights from his students.

To get discussions going, he likes the question, Does God exist? At the end of the last semester, Dad puts forth the idea that the Universe is all code. For instance, in astrophysics it's all binary -- hydrogen on/hydrogen off. In biology, you have DNA, which is nothing more than information in the form of a base-four code. And so on. So, Dad says, maybe God is simply the Master Programmer. Then one of his student asks, "What if the Big Bang was God turning his computer on?"

Hmm. Maybe the kid has seen The Thirteenth Floor.

Update!

Rusticus comments:
The OS He's running seems to be very stable, too!
Priceless!

2 Comments:

Anonymous Rusticus said...

The OS He's running seems to be very stable, too!

7/27/2005 8:32 AM  
Blogger Stickwick Stapers said...

LOL!!! I'm going to use that!

7/27/2005 3:32 PM  

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