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Friday, May 2, 2014

Philip K. Dick Figured it All Out - In Ten Lines

Regular readers of this blog will know of my affection for two things: 1) Limericks and 2) the writings of Philip K. Dick.  - There is, of course, much more to me than limericks, and PKD; I am a complex bundle of walking contradictions.  But I have recently begun reading the book: The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick - which is an examination of the thousands of pages of typed and handwritten notes by PKD questioning the nature of reality and perception, the malleability of space and time, and the transformation of the universe into information.  PKD was either brilliant or insane or a little bit of both.

So I am quite pleased to read that PKD figured out it all out, "life, the universe, and everything," as it were - and that he was able to describe it all in two limericks.  Think of it.  The whole of everything contained in a mere 10 lines!

Determinist forces are wrong,
though irresistibly strong.
But of god there's a dearth,
for he visits the earth,
but not for sufficiently long.

or

Determinist forces are wrong,
though irresistibly strong.
But of god there's no dearth,
for he visits the earth,
but just for sufficiently long.


Now, you tell me that isn't brilliant.

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