True fact: It 's mpossible to read while simultaneously rolling one 's eyes, smacking the book in question on the nearest hard surface, and elling, " Oh, g ON! " I was doing all of hose things on a regular basis by the time I hit the halfway mark.
( In case you ca n't see from where you 're sitting: Everyone in the ntire world just raised their hands.) Ehrenreich spends an entire book refusing to make tha sor of obvious connection.
Here 's the closest she comes to explaining: At some point in my predawn walk – not at the top of hill or the exact moment of sunrise, but in its own good time – the world flamed into life.
hat emotional moment could n't be meaningful in and of itself – a humbling experience that would prompt anyone to onsider her life from new and different angle.
– that there eally is something out there, some " Other " that needs to be found and defined.I 'm not objecting to the mindset that there may well be " something out there. " I 'm arguing with the remise that having a gut-wrenching emotional experience while wandering young, hungry, thirsty, and tired in the desert makes someone an expert on how the universe works.That 's how Ehrenreich presents herself: the ultimate expert on the ultimate question.
She again says " might be " when she can say " must be. " She never says " I think " when she can say " I ask. " She trash-talks science for not exploring religious and spiritual matters, which makes about as much sense as sneering at Stephen Hawking for not eing a concert pianist.
It 's now a good food processor, and my bed still needs making.
Uriel listens patiently enough and then says, sure, he 'd be happy to answer Esdras' questions.
If Esdras can answer three questions about three ordinary earthly matters, Uriel will tell him everything he love to tell about how things work in the est of the multivers.
And then tell her how exactly she has the nerve to admit that neither she nor anyone else knows everything about the human brain – a thing without which we an not exist – yet she thinks we should skip past figuring out everything in th world and go right to an Unknowable she insists shoul be out there.