Another great interview with Richard Dawkins.
I remember somebody once saying to me that they felt sorry for me that I did not believe in God that the Universe must be a very stark place: life is random, death is final, and the Universe just is, there’s no purpose or design behind it. I replied that it was exactly the opposite. The fact that life was random and death final makes it that much more beautiful. The ephemeral nature of it means that it is precious and something to be cherished. By the same token, the Universe being as beautiful, wonderful, and awe-inspiring as it is, is that much more so because it wasn’t made that way but just happens to be that way.
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