This isn’t anything new. In fact, some of you have brought it up before (and thanks to Krista for reminding me about it).
Dilbert creator Scott Adams has some interesting (and wrong) views on evolution and religion.
But he wrote a book some years back that had nothing to do with cartoons. It’s called God’s Debris.
It’s available as a free ebook (PDF).
As Adams writes about it:
… God’s Debris is emphatically not for everyone. Although there’s no sex or violence, I don’t recommend it for readers under fourteen unless a parent has screened it. And if you don’t like to have your perceptions challenged, this book isn’t for you. However, if you like a good book-induced buzz now and then, I think you’ll agree that the price was right.
Imagine that you meet a very old man who — you eventually realize — knows literally everything. Imagine that he explains for you the great mysteries of life — quantum physics, evolution, God, gravity, light, psychic phenomenon, and probability — in a way so simple, so novel, and so compelling that it all fits together and makes perfect sense. What does it feel like to suddenly understand everything? God’s Debris isn’t the final answer to the Big Questions. But it might be the most compelling vision of reality you will ever read. The thought experiment is this: Try to figure out what’s wrong with the old man’s explanation of reality. Share the book with your smart friends then discuss it later while enjoying a beverage.
I haven’t had a chance to read it yet, but some of you may have.
If you check it out (or have already done so), please let us know what you think.