God’s Debris is a thought-provoking novella by Dilbert creator Scott Adams. The book proposes a form of pandeism and monism, suggesting that an omnipotent god annihilated himself in the Big Bang, and now exists as the smallest units of matter and the law of probability, or “God’s debris”.
The book delves into questions about science, religion, philosophy, and the meaning of life, and reconciles contradictions between science and religion. It is structured as a conversation between a master and a potential disciple.
The book challenges readers to differentiate scientifically accepted theories from “creative baloney designed to sound true,” and to “Try to figure out what’s wrong with the simplest explanation.” The book also describes five levels of human awareness or consciousness.
What I Liked
It’s a very different kind of book. Interesting read.
What I Did Not Like
The book is a little too quirky and meta in parts.
Also – I have to mention that I’m actually getting around to finishing this review in 2023 (I read the book 15+ years ago). This book is a prime example of why I like to refer to books rather than authors. The author of this book has truly gone off the deep end in the last 3 years. It’s quite sad. But that happens quite often to art. And it can be hard to separate the art from the artist (e.g. The Cosby Show). I don’t know where the line is, but I still think most work can be appreciated on their own. That goes for this book.