Krauss of all people is now lecturing us about the importance of…decency, goodness, honesty, honor, and purity.
Says Dr. Berlinski, “The happiness was extra — as it so often is.”
It’s helpful, as with his Third Way, to begin with a metaphor, in order to get an intuitive feel for the proof.
These abstract concepts don’t derive from the material world, yet we feel impoverished without them; they’re foundations of a life worth living.
Truth, beauty, and goodness are abstract concepts that correspond to our deepest desires. They are not likely to have evolved by a neo-Darwinian process.