The Really Interesting Questions

[Suppose] we just finished poisoning the earth and everyone was dead in a hundred years. Then what was the point of anything? Art, beauty—all gone—the Greeks, the Constitution, people dying for freedom, ideas. None of it meant anything? What about religion? Do we give up on God too?

I realized science couldn’t answer any of the really interesting questions.

— Dr. Chantilas, from Red Planet  <link>