Douglas Adams sIn existographies, Douglas Adams (1952-2001) [RGM:541|1,260+] (FA:167) was an English author generally known for his 1978 radio comedy turned 15-million copy selling book The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, wherein his fictional supercomputer computes the meaning of everything to be #42, which is the number of nomes of Ancient Egypt, which became the number of sins or negative confessions of the weight of the soul, the forerunner to the Ten Commandments and judgment day.

Puddle analogy
In c.1990, Adams, in video (Ѻ), gave a “puddle analogy”, the gist of which is that one day a “puddle”, analogous to a human, wakes up, and looks around, and sees who perfectly it is “fit” to the shape around him; the analogy being a mockery of religious beliefs, e.g. intelligent design, fine tuning ideas, or something to this effect.

Atheism
Adams, a characterized “devout atheist”, is a Brainz.org top 50 brilliant atheist (#43) (Ѻ); a auto-described “radical atheist”; Richard Dawkins dedicated his The God Delusion to Adams.

Quotes | By
The following are noted quotes:

“I am a ‘radical atheist’. I use this term because if I say ‘atheist’, people will assume I mean ‘agnostic’, but I really do not believe that there is a god, in fact I am convinced that there is not a god (a subtle difference), I see not one shred of evidence to suggest that there is one.”
— Douglas Adams (1998) [1]

References
1. Hecht, Jennifer M. (2003). Doubt: A History: The Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas (pgs. 482). HarperOne.

External links
Douglas Adams – Wikipedia.

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