If you think that God made Earth, or that it was made by the natural forces of the cosmos, you are in for one big shock in this chapter.
The story of the Earth starts a long time ago, with a species of hyperintelligent pandimensional beings who wanted to find out the meaning of life, mostly because they wanted to get on with their favorite hobby: Brockian Ultra Cricket.
So they built a giant super computer named Deep Thought to solve the question of life, the universe, and everything.
Unfortunately, as soon as the programmers Lunkwill and Fook turned the computer on, two things distracted them.
First, this giant computer said that it's the second-most powerful computer in the galaxy because… it knows that there will be an even more powerful computer after it. That's kind of a weird thing to say, but hey, we wish all our electronics announced their eventual obsolescence.
Second, before the computer could answer, two philosophers, Majikthise and Vroomfondel, barged in and demanded that the computer not work on this subject.
As Majikthise said, the Ultimate Truth is something only Philosophers should work on: "I mean what's the use of our sitting up half the night arguing that there may or may not be a God if this machine only goes and gives us his bleeding phone number the next morning?" (67)
But Deep Thought pointed out that this was a good thing for philosophers: Deep Thought will take 7.5 million years to come up with an answer, which will give philosophers millions of years to sell books and appear on talk shows.
And so everyone was happy, except for the people who would have to wait 7.5 million years for an answer, and who probably didn't survive long enough to hear it.