Do you have a theory about how the world works? Can you boil it down to a few sentences?
MY THEORY OF THE WORLD: What we think we are:
The best creatures anywhere, ever.
What we actually are:
Recently evolved bipeds.
To improve our lot.
What our actual purpose is:
To reproduce. Evolve. Host bacteria.
How we think we improve our lot:
By rearranging things and making ourselves comfortable.
What we actually do:
What we think we’re uncovering:
Secrets of the universe.
What we’re actually learning:
Nature does everything better than we do.
We are bit players. Nature is the boss.
We live on a rock in the middle of nowhere. The important stuff — life, air, breath, companionship, joy, consciousness — is absolutely free. Our own brains are the most complicated things we’ve ever discovered. We have no idea how this happened, or why. It’s a miracle. And geologically speaking, we’ve just gotten here. What’s next? My suspicion is that whatever is coming, it’s going to be a wild ride.
How do you think the world works?