In Praise of Purposelessness

Kenneth Leong
3 min readFeb 11, 2024

In his book, “A River Out of Eden,” British biologist Richard Dawkins said, “Nature is not cruel, only pitilessly indifferent. This is one of the hardest lessons for humans to learn. We cannot admit that things might be neither good nor evil, neither cruel nor kind, but simply callous — indifferent to all suffering, lacking all purpose.”

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Kenneth Leong

Author, Zen teacher, scientific mystic, professor, photographer, philosopher, social commentator, socially engaged human