In asking, existentially, where we are, I think that there are two great facts and three great questions:
- It appears that we live within a paradox—a universe that made itself or has always existed.
- It also appears that the universe consists of blind atoms and the void, and that’s it.
- But is there more than this?
- And given what we know, how should we be in the world, and what language games should we play?
I don’t think that the answers to these questions are obvious, so I think that doubt, caution, and imagination are exactly the correct responses to such questions. It’s why I’m an agnostic and don’t accept a correspondence theory of truth. We don’t know where we are, but we can sing something.
What do you want to sing?