Taco P.

asked • 09/04/12

what is the answer of life?

answer of life

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Kathryn D.

The real question then, according to Deep Thought, is what is the ultimate question (to which the answer is 42). To which Douglas Adams says "You multiply six by nine" (page 306 of the five novels in one collection). 

As many of us know in base 10 (counting numbers) six times nine does not equal fourty two, it in fact, equals fifty four. 

Quoted from Wikipedia, this is what happened, "Douglas Adams was asked many times why he chose the number 42. Many theories were proposed, including the fact that 42 is 101010 in binary code, the fact that light refracts off water by 42 degrees to create a rainbow, to fact that light requires 10-42 seconds to cross the diameter of a proton.[6] Adams rejected them all. On November 3, 1993, he gave an answer[7] on alt.fan.douglas-adams:
The answer to this is very simple. It was a joke. It had to be a number, an ordinary, smallish number, and I chose that one. Binary representations, base thirteen, Tibetan monks are all complete nonsense. I sat at my desk, stared into the garden and thought '42 will do'. I typed it out. End of story."

All in all, I think that about sums up life. Someone will do something and you'll either take it as it is without much fuss, or you'll run wild coming up with explanations that really aren't what happened. Regardless of what you choose, it is a choice, and you are the one to make it. 



Raymond B.

42 was Jackie Robinson's number when he played for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Also the name of a movie "42" about Jackie. Good movie, especially if you like baseball. 42 was The Answer to ending segregation in professional baseball Also, I think Bill Clinton was our 42 president, sometimes called our 1st black president, although Obama said he'd have to see Bill dance to accept that. Bill was the answer to that semen stained dress Monica had.


William S. answered • 10/27/13

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Caleb Q.

If "god" could simply wipe out about 98% of evil/criminal/wrong-doing/etc etc by one simple task of proving to the world his existence, then one of two things must be: A: no existence or B: he/she is NOT the great all doing, all creating do-gooder and in reality is more reminiscent of another character, the devil. Adults scoff at the existence of SantaClaus. Yet hustle in mass to praise something they know nothing about. There are thousand of recognized religions and/or superior beings in our world. So what are the chances you have picked the correct one? Lastly, faith is nothing but an excuse. It's a cop out as to why so much Christianity is proven wrong year after year, and nothing ever proven correct. It's like the adulteror who claims it just wasn't meant to be as to why she cheated on her loving husband. I am a strong skeptic when i see religion, god, etc used by someone of supposed intellect. To me it shows the lack of. OR, some strong self sense of guilt.


Matthew L. answered • 09/21/12

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