The ultimate goal of negative utilitarianism is a moral domain free of suffering, but eliminating the moral domain so that it no longer applies is akin to trying to win a game of chess by flipping the board over and flinging the pieces across the room.
Can we know anything for certain? Can we know anything at all?
Every possible universe is equally improbable and equally fine-tuned with respect to its particular contents, so the statement that our universe is fine-tuned for our existence should not strike us as anything more than a rather obvious and dull statement of logical necessity.
What if we could be so attuned to other people’s sensations that we actually experience them?
As our sphere of knowledge increases, we may have to start checking our common sense notions and intuitions at the door more often.
I am an excellent braggart; ask any of my remaining friends.
The teaching of evolution in public schools is not indicative of some cynical plot by secularists to take over the world.
What better way to convey the infinite expanse and incomprehensibility of the universe than through music that seems to never end and that exceeds the very human capacity for understanding?