I think there was a message in his number thing, maybe more than one message
The complexity of most things somewhat prevents casual srutiny and in that environment then some wild ideas can flourish. As much as we think we may know it all... I find it difficult to believe anyone really knows or can ever hope to know. It is wonderful we can however speculate as we do
(..er they do,.. as you know Al my feet are well set in many Universes so according to string theory I must be right somewhere as must others who speculate on possibilities.. mmm some warn milk and a lie down for me).
The requirements of inflation and the requirements of the Universe attracting publicity in respect of the big rip.. are to me beyond my understanding and therefore acceptance.. that does not mean anything other than thats the way it is with me.
Still 42 is a product of 6 and 7..now there are 7 days in the week and a circle can be divided into 6 equal parts, taking 7 days we find that if we then take the number of planets thought to be out there we find taking every second number we get..42 he is right no question about it..its getting clearer already.