Richard says: "Two scientists have a serious academic paper on arXiv.org which suggests that a creator of the universe could have tweaked the initial conditions of the Big Bang to leave a 100,000 bit message in the cosmic background radiation. It's a surreal example of science life imitating science fiction. The link above is to the discussion on my blog of the orginal article on arXiv.org and Science as well as its weird similarity to things that Charles Stross has written about in his fiction (especially Accelerando) and to the engineering characteristics of the creator imputed in Robert Sawyers novel Calculating God."Link
Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of Boing Boing and the editor-in-chief of MAKE and Cool Tools. Twitter: @frauenfelder. Come and hear Mark speak at the ALA conference in Chicago on July 1.