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Announcement 2021-05-11: Remembering Douglas Adams

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h2g2 Guide Editors

Twenty years ago today Douglas died. “All you really need to know for the moment is that the universe is a lot more complicated than you might think, even if you start from the position of thinking it’s pretty damn complicated in the first place.” #DouglasAdams #genius
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Announcement 2021-05-11: Remembering Douglas Adams

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Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

There are great people and there are people who are great!

D.A. Was bothsmiley - smileysmiley - smiley


Announcement 2021-05-11: Remembering Douglas Adams

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Baron Grim

Things seemed to be going pretty well for him at the time. He had h2g2 going strong. TDV as well. His film version of Hitchhikers was FINALLY actually going to be made and was well into preproduction. He had a new home in California which must have been nice all things considered. Oh, and he had a great computer game that was amazing players and critics. He even talked Terry Jones into finishing the companion book for him so he could ignore at least a few of the many deadlines making wonderful whooshing noises around him.


Announcement 2021-05-11: Remembering Douglas Adams

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paulh, the apocalypse is coming, it's just late

No one ever expects the grim reaper.


Announcement 2021-05-11: Remembering Douglas Adams

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Jackruss a Grand Master of Tea and Toast, Keeper of the comfy chair, who is spending a year dead for tax reasons! DNA!

“I demand a rigidly defined area of uncertainty.”
― Douglas Adams


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Announcement 2021-05-11: Remembering Douglas Adams

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paulh, the apocalypse is coming, it's just late

Was he going to explain quantum mechanics?


Announcement 2021-05-11: Remembering Douglas Adams

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Baron Grim

Nope. This was from either Majicthise or Vroomfondle, of the philosophers union, so more like metaphysics. Quantum in the Deepak Chopra sense. smiley - rolleyes


Announcement 2021-05-11: Remembering Douglas Adams

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Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

Might help ? (copied)


The original phrase, by Douglas Adams in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, was “We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty.” It's uttered by a philosopher who argues that the Quest for Ultimate Truth is the inalienable prerogative of working human thinkers, and not suitable for computers.


Announcement 2021-05-11: Remembering Douglas Adams

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Recumbentman

A lot of DNA's points echo Wittgenstein.
The 42 conundrum recalls 'If a lion could talk, we could not understand him' (Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations)
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Announcement 2021-05-11: Remembering Douglas Adams

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paulh, the apocalypse is coming, it's just late

If a lion could talk, we would be more interested in how sharp his teeth are than in what he's saying. besides, what language would he (she) be talking in?


Announcement 2021-05-11: Remembering Douglas Adams

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Baron Grim

Catonese!


Announcement 2021-05-11: Remembering Douglas Adams

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Recumbentman

Ba doom tish!


Announcement 2021-05-11: Remembering Douglas Adams

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Pierre de la Mer ~ sometimes slightly worried but never panicking ~

This reminds me of:

"If the Human Brain Were So Simple That We Could Understand It, We Would Be So Simple That We Couldn’t" [Emerson M. Pugh]


Announcement 2021-05-11: Remembering Douglas Adams

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paulh, the apocalypse is coming, it's just late

And we couldn't have come up with IBM.


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