"The Church of Reason, like all institutions of the System, is based not on individual strength but upon individual weakness. What's really demanded in the Church of Reason is not ability, but inability. Then you are considered teachable. A truly able person is always a threat. Phædrus sees that he has thrown away a chance to integrate himself into the organization by submitting to whatever Aristotelian thing he is supposed to submit to. But that kind of opportunity seems hardly worth the bowing and scraping and intellectual prostration necessary to maintain it. It is a low-quality form of life."
A Message from my Universe to Yours
How does a Multiverse become a Universe? How do individuals manage to live in one crowded Universe rather than one Universe to each observer? While this seems like a rather silly question, when you look deeper, it starts to gain a little interest. "Cogito ergo sum" plausibly guarantees me my own existence, but what about all those meat-puppets out there who merely pretend to be thinking human beings??? What does it mean (for someone other than myself) to be human? And while we're at it, what is (our shared and agreed upon) Reality? (You know Philip K. Dick is cursing me from the great beyond right now, right? P:D )