Saturday, August 11, 2007

And Now For Something Completely Different

Went to the library and picked up some fiction. I don’t read enough of it anymore. Anyway, I got a book of short stories by Philip K Dick, one of the most influential science fiction writers of all time. The book began with an essay given as an address at some University (name and date not given), entitled, ” “How to Build a Universe That Doesn’t Fall Apart Two Days Later.”

You must find this and read it. He wrote this at the time many consider he was mentally ill, and, frankly, it was kind of crazy in places. But he had an interesting theory about typology, the eternal return (the Hebrew version, not of the Baal legend).

Look for more on this later.