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"The Question"

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If we can never answer The Question, what's the point of pondering it? For me and, I suspect, for Holt, the point is to be reminded of just how strange, improbable, even miraculous this world is. Favoring one answer over another - or, rather, claiming that one answer is truer than another, and possibly even absolutely true - strikes me as a category error, akin to arguing that Emily Dickinson is truer than William Blake or James Joyce - or the Bible, for that matter. Even the most scientific responses to The Question, written in the language of mathematics, should be viewed as artistic creations, works of the imagination, which should be judged according to how deeply they move us. ---- It is therefore submitted that the most rational way to perceive the Big Bang is as a seed: a teleological, autotelic cosmic 'Big Seed,' with disembodied free will/consciousness as its efflorescence.

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At this point in history there seems to be no wa... by Kyle McDermott on Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 9:29:14 PM