42

The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything by Deep Thought

Non-Fiction - Religion/Philosophy
280 Pages
Reviewed on 10/27/2022
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Reviewed by Foluso Falaye for Readers' Favorite

A book by author Deep Thought, 42 employs a scientific and rational approach to finding answers to questions about the universe and making choices that lead to a wonderful, meaningful life. Unlike many ancient texts that claim to have all the answers, this book aims to continue to grow and expand infinitely. Future editions would be updated with life-changing discoveries or at least, would inspire other authors to contribute to it. The book is divided into three parts. The first part covers all aspects of the universe, from its beginning to the materialization of life on Earth. Part two explores the fundamental elements of all matter and the forces behind the dynamics of the universe. It also examines consciousness, quantum physics, and time. The third part studies how to live based on one's knowledge of the universe and covers such subjects as free will, happiness, morality, and kindness.

If you feel drained by life's struggles or find it hard to accept what you've been told about life and the universe, I suggest you read this well-researched, candidly logical, and thoroughly analytical book. Deep Though's 42 taught me a lot and helped me adopt the idea that happiness is a by-product of a well-lived and active life and is not something that should be pursued for itself. Deep Thought presents an impressively elaborate book that includes intricately explained scientific theories, research data, and wise philosophical utterances that are thoughtfully adapted to the modern age. Although I have read a lot of insightful books, this one surprised me because I wasn't expecting to see so many new, mind-blowing thoughts about life. I would not only read this book again but also read subsequent books by this author without hesitation.

Vincent Dublado

Deep Thought's 42: The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything by Deep Thought is a philosophical and scientific work that grapples with existential questions and examines our place in the grand scheme of things. The author alludes to the profound supercomputer in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy that calculates the answer to the ultimate question to everything as 42. This book is divided into three parts, where the search for answers begins with cosmology, with detailed accepted ideas describing the beginning of our universe as we know and understand it today. The second part deals with the rest of everything—from the standard model of particle physics to knowledge. The third addresses important aspects of life such as free, will, morality, education, happiness, creativity, and ultimately, death.

Deep Thought presents in 42: The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything comprehensive theories on human life and the origins of everything while recognizing the subjectivity that goes into the consciousness and awareness of the human experience. He stresses that there are no invisible strings or divine forces pulling and pushing the molecules, directing them where to go, and that the apparent directed movement is due to probability as all molecules and particles are constantly moving. Whether he is expounding on the four distinct forces of nature that manifested shortly after the big bang or the role that luck plays when judging others and their situations, Deep Thought does seem to have calculated the answer to the inexplicable enigma of life and the universe. Highly recommended for readers of nonfiction with precise observations used to good effect.

Pikasho Deka

Since discovering fire, humans have always questioned the meaning of existence and the nature of the cosmos. Most books supposedly containing the answers to life's biggest questions were written centuries and even millennia ago. Unfortunately, they have not withstood the test of time. Through this book, author Deep Thought seeks to oblige the need to create a single version of a book that can answer the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything, updated to the 21st century standards of living, morals, and understanding. Titled 42 - inspired by Douglas Adams' famous sci-fi novel The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - the book delves into topics that are bound to engage the curious mind, such as the origins of life, the Big Bang Theory, black holes, entropy, evolution, the role of arts in the grander scheme of things, and much more.

Deep Thought's 42 takes readers on a deep dive into some of the most fundamental questions that have plagued the human mind throughout the ages, whose answers humans have searched for in religion, science, philosophy, and the arts. Deep Thought touches upon subjects like human consciousness, the notions of free will and determinism, morality, the ever-lasting pursuit of happiness, and much more. The author solidifies the arguments with well-researched and peer-reviewed theories borrowed from quantum physics, particle physics, and some of the most influential and notable names in the scientific community - for example, Albert Einstein. This is a book that forces you to introspect and contemplate the meaning of existence and the nature of the universe. An enlightening reading experience that I highly recommend.