What Hath God Wrought?

On this date in 1844 one Samuel Morse asked an age old question in a new way, and in so doing kicked the practice of Telegraphy in its intangible ass. It was the first message ever sent in Morse code. Unsurprisingly an answer was not forthcoming. 162 years late, let me hazard an answer: misery human suffering.

05.24. filed under: bits&bytes. history. people.


‘Misery’ looks like a very nonist answer to me. Maybe this telegraphic question belongs to the specific subgenre of ‘Questions for which you’ll get no answer whatsoever’, like the message sent through space on a piece of metal in the 70s, like a bottle to the sea. I guess a modern times blogger doesn’t get much more answer than that.

Keep on the good work.

posted on 05.25 at 06:45 AM.


Actually Laurent, now that I think about it, perhaps misery does not quite convey what I’d intended. I’ve changed my answer.

posted on 05.25 at 11:33 AMjmorrison


Did we ever wanted an answer? Or if God answered, whatever the answer would have been, it would have meant He exists.

posted on 05.25 at 11:37 AMChrystian Guy


Well, Jaime, ‘human suffering’ brings us into theological territory, in which I just feel uneasy. But I like the way you sharpen your thoughts and even correct yourself.
So, some people don’t get the answers they’re seeking for and others delete their previous answers. That’s very human!
Take care.

posted on 05.25 at 01:19 PM.


Why so negative?  Let’s at least let God be a neutral observer of the play we present for his entertainment.  If he finds our performance unworthy of praise, or even repetition, I’m sure we’ll hear about it.

posted on 10.30 at 10:07 AM.

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