The Egg by Andy Weir


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    Profile photo of The St. even The St. even September 26, 2012

    I can’t tell you how many times the concept of this story has run across my mind. I’m a bit relieved to know I’m not the only one. No one really knows for sure, there are things out there that we just cannot comprehend.

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    Profile photo of salem salem July 27, 2012


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      Profile photo of acody87 acody87 August 8, 2012

      I think it is logical. If you remain objective.

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    Profile photo of Fortean Fortean October 16, 2012

    For an interesting development along a similar theme, dealing with the nature of reality and consciousness, I’d recommend reading Thomas Campbell’s My Big TOE trilogy.

    This is one of the reviews on Amazon:

    WOW! So THIS is a Big TOE!
    My Big TOE – The Complete Trilogy
    This is a major piece of work. I thought relativity was a mind bender. I thought quantum mechanics was a mind bender. I thought religious science, philosophy and other big thoughts were mind benders. But nothing I’ve read so far has bent my view of reality as much as this idea. WOW! Read it slowly. Read it and test it. Read it and observe. BUT READ IT! You will not be disappointed, and if you are, read it again and set your beliefs and preconceived notions of reality aside. There is more here to think about than you may ever know in one life time on this crazy ride through the universe! Never before have I found an author more accessable or a scientific concept so personal. Science meets daily existance, as me! And You! Enjoy and Thank You Tom Campbell!

    ebooks available, can be read for free on, or at least used to be available.

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    Profile photo of tj tj September 22, 2012

    Fascinating thought process. Thanks.

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    Profile photo of Baggycat Baggycat October 17, 2012

    An interesting concept that chimes well with a book that I read recently. It made me think more about the concept of God and why we are here than anything else I’ve read in a long while… and it’s a novel, not a philosophical tome.

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    Profile photo of Joseph Joseph July 10, 2013

    read this stoned off my ass the first time, blew me away! then realized that your incarnations are not limited to this planet alone, and that there are endless amounts of other planets and civilizations to incarnate on. FUCK! maybe… or maybe i was just really high, silly :P

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    Profile photo of kradronime kradronime January 19, 2015

    Well that was an exhilarating experience, honestly I never thought i’d someday come across as something like this cuz yes, I have thought about this before and.. uggh XD im still in ecstacy rn

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    Profile photo of CRG CRG June 13, 2014

    Very fascinating. Thank you for sharing these words of wisdom.

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    Profile photo of Martin939 Martin939 January 19, 2014

    Great ‘story’! It is always enlivening and rewarding to read a work of imagination that is not merely imaginary, if you catch my drift. I have taken the liberty of adding a link to ‘The Egg’ on my website at For anyone interested in another insightful and amusing piece of metaphysical writing, I invite you to check out Terry Bisson’s ‘They’re Made Out of Meat’ at

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    Profile photo of gman gman August 7, 2013

    This is one of the best things I’ve read in a long time, the wholeness of experiencing every single thought, feeling every emotion, the lowest and the highest is truly to me what makes a god. I also like to think that this is true and the guy who wrote it was actually the one person meant to remember that encounter and share it with the world, remembering it on a subconcious level and pulling it out of the ether of a creative mind.

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    Profile photo of christina christina August 26, 2012

    Wow just wow… Loved reading this…every single word of it. Especially since “I” wrote it at some point in my transition through human lives =-)

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    Profile photo of paddywestcott paddywestcott August 25, 2012

    There is noting to fear. I can only assume that those that aggressively undermine such a concept are so deeply engrossed in their individuality that they are afraid of such responsibility. Imagine if you took this on board, the next time you had an issue with someone you would very quickly witness the loss of aggression in yourself. that’s got to be good.

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    This seems to be influenced by the Hindu Vedanta Philosophy…

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    Profile photo of snowowl snowowl August 4, 2012

    That’s a fantastic perspective. Kind of what Neale Donald Walsch says, ‘we are all one’. Great story;-)

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      Profile photo of tixximmi tixximmi August 4, 2012

      As the Beatles said,
      I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together.
      Or Zappa,
      You are what you is.

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    Profile photo of Stone Stone July 30, 2012

    no, good story…but no..

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      Profile photo of MamaM319 MamaM319 December 31, 2014

      Oddly enough that’s how i feel about EVERY religious book out there. Good story but… no.

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      Here you go stone! Here is a great quote that I believe, says a lot about ourselves.

      “The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser men so full of doubts.”
      ― Bertrand Russell

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        Profile photo of IcepickCatfish IcepickCatfish December 10, 2013

        Did you three notice how you basically said to Stone, “no…”?
        I realize that you said a little more than that, but perhaps Stone thought a little more than he said. In the end, perhaps he’s right. Again, perhaps he’s not; but realize how definite your beliefs are – just as definite as his. You may definitely believe that truth is relative, or you may definitely be unsure of what you believe. But realize that when you call someone ignorant for having a precisely defined belief, I wonder if you are not the one who is ignorant of the nature of belief?

        Just a thought :)

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      Profile photo of Mr. Arbiter Mr. Arbiter August 7, 2012

      Get off high existence stone. And come back when you have an open mind and realize you know nothing about anything. Then you can begin to learn.

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      Profile photo of Hellchylde Hellchylde August 4, 2012

      Really?.. you’re right its a good STORY.. no need for you to be cynical about it. And anyways… how could you say no so quickly?.. I assume that you know all the secrets of life right? with all the fantastic things that real religions today claim that most people have no problem accepting. Yet, here, presented with this story, you act like this is ones beliefs and you are all ready to belittle them for it.

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    Profile photo of masoninthesis masoninthesis August 9, 2012

    I think this story hit it right on the head. Yeah, hope no one took this as a literal translation of what happens when you die, but the concept has always rung so true to me. A concept like this not only explains the beliefs of others, but it changes your whole relationship with others. It’s a friendship with yourself, god.

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    Profile photo of feather lady feather lady August 10, 2012

    Great story. I went through EST many years ago and the concept was similar–we are really One, playing the ‘game of Life’. I like the twist at the end–takes it to a whole new level.

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    Profile photo of Taylor Taylor August 14, 2012

    Love this!

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    Amazing composition! Ignore all the bad comments. What you wrote is extremely possible. More likely than any traditional tale.

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    Profile photo of tinagayle tinagayle August 23, 2012

    I loved reading this story! Thanks.

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