Is it not our irrationality that sets us apart from the other animals? They seem to behave pretty sensibly.
I was at a talk today, and the speaker was quite nervous and so on. Would it not be sad if it she didn’t have a soul? If it was just electrical signals rushing through her brain? Would it not be sad if I were unreal, if my sense of me were just an illusion?
If that’s the case, then what’s wrong with killing someone? What’s up with morality? Let me just make sure that it is my DNA that gets through. But hey, why should even that matter? Why should I care if my DNA does not make it? What does anything matter? What does important even mean, if there is no soul and no morality? No Judge to decide between right and wrong?