Scienza, Religione, Significato
Nr. 21 della Serie delle interpretazioni
Autore: Monozigote 2023
‘Alright’, said Deep Thought. ‘The Answer to the Great Question . . .’
‘Of Life the Universe and Everything . . .’ said Deep Thought.
‘Is . . .’ said Deep Thought, and paused.
‘Is . . .’
‘Yes . . . !!! . . . ?’
‘Forty-two’, said Deep Thought, with infinite majesty and calm . . .
It was a long time before anyone spoke.
‘Forty-two!’ yelled Loonquawl. ‘Is that all you’ve got to show for seven and a half million years’ work?’
‘I checked it very thoroughly,’ said the computer . . . ‘I think the problem, to be quite honest with you, is that you’ve never actually known what the question is.’
‘But it was the Great Question! The Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything’ howled Loonquawl.
‘Yes’, said Deep Thought with the air of one who suffers fools gladly, ‘but what actually is it?’
A slow stupefied silence crept over the men as they stared at the computer and then at each other.
‘Well, you know, it’s just Everything . . . Everything . . .’ offered Phouchg weakly.
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