The story of life, the universe and everything is a bit of a misleading phrase. The story of life, the universe and everything isn’t an answer to a question as much as it is a question along a journey. The story of life, the universe and everything is also a philosophical position.
Bill Dotson has written an article in “USC News/Arts” titled “Life, the Universe and Everything.”
The topic of Mr. Dotson’s article is “From Zero to Infinity: The Story of Everything.”
“From Zero to Infinity: The Story of Everything” is a multipart show featuring digital artwork by Clayton Spada and Victor Raphael. They were inspired by library collections as well as rare books.
The work for Spada and Raphael is an effort that culminated from knowledge that man already has. This sparks their creativity to present, via their media what we look like today, where we stand. They feature it as “The Story of Everything.”
The physical presentation consists of twenty digital compositions. They overlay abstracts of galaxies and solar systems. This basis is charged by scientific, religious and ancient information.
The position of Raphael and Spada is that their work for “The Story of Everything” reflects man’s place in the universe. The present digital pieces like “Ecliptic Plane” and “Problema X.”
In reflecting on the work Raphael has said “We don’t know the answer to everything…but we do everything is connected.”
This program at USC’s Doheny Memorial Library drew one of the largest opening crowds ever.
Its significance is that we have highly educated philosophers saying that everything is connected.
As a Bible student I can say that is what the Bible has been for about 10,000 years. The disagreement comes from “how” everything is interconnected.
It almost seems ludicrous to make any assertion other than everything is connected.
In fact, that is the basis of evolution. One thing triggers another thing or one thing leaves something alone. Ecosystems and environment are all words used to discuss and define evolution and our world.
Other than knowing that things are connected it simply shows how woefully ignorant man still is about the knowledge or the acceptance of the knowledge of his existence.
“From Zero to Infinity: The Story of Everything” is news because it is news. Two philosophers unveiling information that reveals everything in the universe is related, seems anti-climactic.
It’s old news to me.