If Simplicity is the ultimate explanation of things, this would also account for why the actual cosmos seems to be so dissappointingly average: an indifferent mixture of good and evil, of beauty and ugliness, of casual order and random chaos; inconceivably vast, yet falling well short of the full cornucopia of possible being. Reality is neither a pristine Nothing nor an all-fecund Everything. It’s a cosmic junk shot.

Jim Holt, Why Does the World Exist

If Simplicity is the ultimate explanation of things, this would also account for why the actual cosmos seems to be so dissappointingly average: an indifferent mixture of good and evil, of beauty and ugliness, of casual order and random chaos; inconceivably vast, yet falling well short of the full cornucopia of possible being. Reality is neither a pristine Nothing nor an all-fecund Everything. It’s a cosmic junk shot.

Jim Holt, Why Does the World Exist

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