Doubtfulness of any philosophy (1934)

“My ideas on the universe seem to be the only science-based ones to me.

 It is subjective indeed.

 Let us assume that I am wise. But there have been a great number of wise men of other epochs. And all of them were under a delusion and did not possess complete truth.

The same I think about myself as well – on the basis of this historical truth. The one thing I am sure is that ideas of mine are not harmful for people: for believers and nonbelievers (i.e. people of pure science) alike.

 In fact –

  1.  Immortality, as theosophists, occultists, et al. understand it, is based on that a pig remains a pig, a wolf remains a wolf, a thief remains a thief or a bit better (a logical concept of the soul).
  2. Scientific immortality is in the following: every animal, imperfect human and every matter can re-emerge only as a perfect creature or as plants and similar organisms insensible to pain, in each case they subsist in nothingness, i.e. in inanimate matter, where there is no time, no senses – and billions of years pass unnoticed, as though there are none, and they cannot frighten us.

 What is better?

The answer is clear.

If I will be believed, it will be to the good.

Joy will extend life”

“Doubtfulness of any philosophy”, K. Tsiolkovsky, 1934.