The Egg by Andy Weir

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    Fortean 10.16.2012 at 12:57 am

    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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    The St. even 09.26.2012 at 2:40 pm

    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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    tj 09.22.2012 at 12:57 pm

    Fascinating thought process. Thanks.

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    christina 08.26.2012 at 2:00 pm

    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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    Baggycat 10.17.2012 at 5:26 am

    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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    Joseph 07.10.2013 at 12:52 pm

    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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    CRG 06.13.2014 at 8:03 am

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

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    Martin939 01.19.2014 at 9:51 am

    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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    gman 08.07.2013 at 6:23 pm

    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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    paddywestcott 08.25.2012 at 8:57 am

    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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    tinagayle 08.23.2012 at 7:44 pm

    I loved reading this story! Thanks.

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    Zulfikar Zaban 08.08.2012 at 6:34 am

    This seems to be influenced by the Hindu Vedanta Philosophy…

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    snowowl 08.04.2012 at 9:26 am

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

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    Stone 07.30.2012 at 10:39 pm

    no, good story…but no..

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      dat_Goodfeeling 08.14.2012 at 7:54 pm

      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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        IcepickCatfish 12.10.2013 at 6:12 pm

        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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      Mr. Arbiter 08.07.2012 at 7:15 am

      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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      Hellchylde 08.04.2012 at 4:47 pm

      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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    masoninthesis 08.09.2012 at 12:55 am

    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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    feather lady 08.10.2012 at 8:10 am

    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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    Taylor 08.14.2012 at 1:48 am

    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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    Breezy 08.12.2012 at 6:42 pm


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