Thanks Jack, you had me at charming atheist ;-) But I do need to counter the suggestion that I force my views on others. I think I spend most of my time on this site (when not writing satire or poetry) explaining my own positions, and occasionally taking issue with points / arguments made by others — but I certainly don’t evangelize … haven’t done that since my days as a technology evangelist during the dot-com bubble, and I’m still smarting from that :-)

I will strongly push back against the idea to label myself, or you, or most intelligent self-aware folk as agnostic, I think that term is tainted & toxic. Especially in today’s world of fake news and romanticized ignorance, it is dangerous to embrace a position of “not knowing”. I will run with my newly coined label of prognostic, discovering the meaning of life through the pursuit of knowledge, believing that everything worth knowing is discoverable.

Will also reiterate the Dennett quote from my original article:

Cheers, Joe

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