Fundamental Questions

(From the Alone on a Mountain Department)


If we could simmer the totality of humanity's quest for knowledge down to one fundamental question, it would be this:

Why is there something rather than nothing?

This is also the most dangerous question because so many supernaturalists throughout history have tried to answer it. And to dismiss it. And to get their adherents to do the same.

Better I say to leave it as an open, uncomfortable question.


But there is another fundamental question which comes at the end of knowledge, and that is:


What is it all for?

Again, this is just as dangerous as the first question – for the same reasons.

For me, the answer to the second question is to ponder the first.

Without ever having to answer it.




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