From the ‘Scientists scale the mountain of knowledge of the universe to find a bunch of rabbis already at the summit’ department (we’re going to have to rename that department) comes an odd article from John Tierney. The article talks about an Oxford professor who considers the possibility (in his mind, about a 20% chance) that we humans are actually denizens of a computer program designed to simulate history. I think that for many of us, the question of who or what God is, and what His desires and intentions are in relation to the universe, are as captivating as an odd sore in your mouth. On the one hand, not much good can come from constantly poking and prodding at it, but on the other, your tongue can’t seem to help itself.

Our Lives, Controlled From Some Guy’s Couch – New York Times