Mr. Hume: I’m pretty much with you on all that.
Casting around for book ideas a while ago, I thought of writing a nihilist’s handbook, with a title something like You’re A Smart Ape, There Is No God, And Your Thoughts Stop When You Die. After mulling it over, though, I discarded the idea. No market.
I wish, by the way, that the English language had a more euphonious word for “the quality of being obnoxious.” I keep wanting to say “obnoxity,” but it’s not in any dictionary. “Obnoxiousness” is clumsy to the point of being … obnoxious.
“Not nostrums but normalcy” — Warren G. Harding.
“Not obfuscation but obnoxity” — Bradlaugh.