Morality, God and Laplace


"But God is the ultimate hypothesis that explains everything" exclaimed the emperor when Laplace, the scholar didn't include god anywhere in his model of solar system.

We all seek hypothesis when we run out of concrete theories to back our arguments. And the god hypothesis always seem to answer almost all the questions that human beings can come upon.

I was given a copy of the book "The Nomad learns Morality" by the author Mr. Tomichan Matheikal himself. The book is a collection of 33 short stories. The number 33 seems magical. You factorize the number and you will get 3 and 11 as its prime factors. And when you look at the numbers 786 and 666, you would come to realise how both of them are indeed multiples of 3. Now take the word morality with the numbers 786 and 666 and perhaps if you realise the significance of these numbers then you would as well realise how even pure numbers are not left untainted by religion and how the colors of good and bad is so confidently attached to them. How morality hence is resolved into white and black by religions.

All those who seek to subjugate human beings in one form or another require him, the god, thought Laplace.

If you ask me to define God, if ever it can be defined, I would go on to describe how God is pure mathematics. How god is present in the number pi and how god is present in the gravitational constant and how mathematics knows no religion, no politics, no sufferings, no anger, no judgement and no deliverence.

God is a mathematical abstract, said Tomichan sir in one of our conversations on his blog. God is a mathematical abstract to all who take solace in mathematics.

But can a mathematical abstract survive its days of glory amongst priests and politicians?

I often wonder who is worse, the priests or the politicians. The answer that comes to my mind is the power hungry human mind. Greed is the phantom which can malign even prime factorials and multiples to win the faith of the crowd. Can't you see politicians shouting verses of manipulated statistics to assert their claims? Can't you see priests reciting verses of poetry with numbers as citations to assert their phantoms?

"We chase after phantoms" uttered Laplace before his death.

"My dear people of God, Laplace died denouncing science and its discoveries as phantoms" shouted the priests.

Laplace was defeated by those phantoms and so would Galileo after some few pages of the book The Nomad learns morality.
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If you are a fan of J.D Salinger's short stories collection "Nine stories" or of Jhumpa Lahiri's interpreter of Maladies, then you would definitely love reading this literary piece.

I can only wish that the author begins writing a full length novel where I can find his voice in more pages.

Book: The Nomad Learns Morality
Author : Tomichan Matheikal


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