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The net is an unending NOW of moments and distractions and wonderments and puzzlements and rages. Asking someone riding its currents to undertake some kind of complex dance before she can hand you her money is a losing proposition.
- - “Think Like a Dandelion” by Cory Doctorow, 2008.
The [“why”] question is meaningless. (…) Not only has “why” become “how” but “why” no longer has any useful meaning, given that it presumes purpose for which there is no evidence.
- - “Philosophy v science: which can answer the big questions of life?” by Lawrence Krauss, September 9, 2012.
Originally published by The Observer.
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