Recently fellow TT commenter olegt and me got into a discussion (again!) about the three unsolved problems in science: the origin of the universe, the origin of life and the origin of consciousness.
Olegt agrees “that the questions of the origin of the universe, life, and consciousness are unsolved at the moment. But,” he argues.” similarly difficult, seemingly intractable problems [have] existed in the past [and] were eventually solved.” He goes on to claim “that the three origins problems may be eventually solved by science.”
He seemed to be baiting me, trying to get me to commit to some kind of metaphysical/ theological explanation. Since in the past he has described philosophy (and no doubt its evil twin theology) as “navel gazing” I wasn’t interested in pursuing another discussion/debate like that with him. Nor, was I interested in becoming involved in navel gazing with another guy. Olegt’s really not my type. A beautiful young blond of the feminine gender is what I have in mind for that sort of thing.