“In a universe of blind physical forces and genetic replication, some people are going to get hurt, other people are going to get lucky, and you won’t find any rhyme or reason in it, or any justice.
The universe that we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference… DNA neither knows nor cares.
DNA just is.
And we dance to its music.”
Richard Dawkins, River Out of Eden: A Darwinian View of Life (1995)
If we have an impoverished worldview
That fails to embrace all of reality’s nuances
It means that
In the end
All we can do is
So we dance
To the music of pitiless indifference
Into endless darkness
To the drumbeat of horrid doubt
We don’t get hurt
We don’t get lucky
We just dance…