Thanks. Indeed, there is that ambiguity, and something I tried to get across is that even the deflationary interpretation (mania and mental illness) has the power of revelation, because it means that human history has been propelled by a colossal blunder which has nevertheless bootstrapped us into the Anthropocene. It means the universe has a dark sense of humour.

Knowledge condemns. Art redeems. I learned that as an artistic writer who did a doctorate in philosophy. We should try to see the dark comedy in all things.

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