Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Think Like a God Day 2011: Weirding the World

(Springy G jumps out of a bright blue telephone box and waves to the nice Gallifreyan fellow who gave Her a lift back to July 13) Thanks, Doctor!

(rushes upstairs and fires up Her computer, wheezing slightly and smelling distinctly of jelly babies)

Welcome to the 2011 edition of Think Like a God Day! This year's theme is "If I were a god, how strange could I make the world?"

Quantum physics has done some fascinating experiments which support the idea that observation alters reality at a subatomic level.

I propose that we conduct an experiment: Can gods alter reality at a bigger level by just using bigger quanta (e.g. entire planets)?

Mind you, this is just a hypothesis. To do a proper double-blind study we need a statistically significant number of deities* and enough duplicates of the Earth to go around.

And somewhere to put them.

And I volunteer to be in the control group.

Just as soon as I can figure out how *not* to look at the world...

* And fiction authors. Sir Pterry invented the Luggage; DNA invented Vogons; I invented instant lutefisk. 'Nuff said.