God’s Final Message?

“According to So Long, and Thanks For All the Fish, God‘s Final Message To His Creation is written in fire in letters thirty feet high on the far side of the Quentulus Quazgar Mountains in the land of Sevorbeupstry on the planet of Preliumtarn, which orbits the star Zarss, which is located in the Grey Binding Fiefdoms of Saxaquine. The long path to the message is lined with souvenir stands at spaced-out intervals.

When Marvin reads the message, it says, “We apologise for the inconvenience.” However, Fenchurch‘s reaction suggests that the message she saw was the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything (and that presumably, therefore, the Message is personalized to each viewer).”

–Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

Or perhaps this* is God’s Final Message:

Carina Hubble Image

(Part of the Carina Nebula (not far from the Keyhole Nebula detail). Image from the Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field Planetary Camera 2. See GRIN for some more information.)


(*Thanks Nick Warner! – Nick presented this image in the above humourous terms to his Astronomy 100 class today, I heard.)

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