Douglas Adams’ View On Our World

Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy is a true genious. He gave this off the cuff speech about the way we, humans, perceive the world in which we live. His idea is that we don’t usually understand how we do something – we just do it. Like if you’re going to catch a ball thrown at you, you don’t pull out your graphing calculator and solve the calculus equation necessary to figure out where the ball is going to be at the precise moment it passes your hand, all of that mathematical ability is built into our brains so we don’t have to think about it. He explains in a manner that can only be described as pure genious, how he believes God is a creation of man, but one that should be respected regardless of it being an artificial creation, because many of the laws we call ‘Holy’ are brilliant for society, but he makes a mockery of the true belief in a higher power or creator. Douglas Adams was one of the most brilliant men of the 20th century and this speech is the ultimate evidence of how he was capable of writing such amazing books. If you have about 30 minutes and an interest in the nature of the universe, this is one of the most interesting reads out there.

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