Je?li istnieje Bóg, to jest on nie tylko mistrzem w zostawianiu ?ladów po sobie. Jest przede wszystkim arcymistrzem w ukrywaniu si?. A ?wiat nie puszcza pary z ust, o nie. W przestrzeni niebieskiej wci?? trzyma si? j?zyk za z?bami. Niewiele si? plotkuje w?ród gwiazd. Ale wci?? nikt nie zapomnia? o Wielkim Wybuchu. Od tamtej pory nieprzerwanie panuje milczenie i wszystko, co istnieje, oddala si? od siebie. Wci?? mo?na natkn?? si? na jaki? ksi??yc albo na komet?. Nie czekajcie jedynie na ?yczliwe okrzyki. W niebie nie drukuj? wizytówek.
So now you must choose... Are you a child who has not yet become world-weary? Or are you a philosopher who will vow never to become so? To children, the world and everything in it is new, something that gives rise to astonishment. It is not like that for adults. Most adults accept the world as a matter of course. This is precisely where philosophers are a notable exception. A philosopher never gets quite used to the world. To him or her, the world continues to seem a bit unreasonable - bewildering, even enigmatic. Philosophers and small children thus have an important faculty in common. The only thing we require to be good philosophers is the faculty of wonder
A lot of people experience the world with the same incredulity as when a magician pulls a rabbit out of a hat.We know that the world is not all sleight of hand and deception because we are in it, we are part of it. Actually we are the white rabbit being pulled out of the hat. The only difference beween us and the white rabbit is that the rabbit does not realize it is taking part in a magic trick.
Our lives are part of a unique adventure... Nevertheless, most of us think the world is 'normal' and are constantly hunting for something abnormal--like angels or Martians. But that is just because we don't realize the world is a mystery. As for myself, I felt completely different. I saw the world as an amazing dream. I was hunting for some kind of explanation of how everything fit together.
And although I have seen nothing but black crows in my life, it doesn't mean that there's no such thing as a white crow. Both for a philosopher and for a scientist it can be important not to reject the possibility of finding a white crow. You might almost say that hunting for 'the white crow' is science's principal task.
I have gone around observing your activities from the outside. Because of this I have also been able to see things to which you have been blind... Every morning you have gone to work, but you have never been fully awake. Of course, you have seen the sun and the moon, the stars in the sky, and everything that moves, but you haven't really seen it at all. It is different for the Joker, because he was put into this world with a flaw: He sees too clearly and too much.
Only philosophers embark on this perilous expedition to the outermost reaches of language and existence. Some of them fall off, but others cling on desperately and yell at the people nestling deep in the snug softness, stuffing themselves with delicious food and drink. 'Ladies and Gentlemen,' they yell, 'we are floating in space!' But none of the people down there care