Massimo Pigliucci was insistent that I answer a question on Twitter. I didn’t answer on Twitter for two reasons: the answer is nuanced, requiring more than the limited number of characters permitted, and I think the response points to a major flaw in the question-asker, as a philosopher. His question is one about metaphysics and its relation to how we view the world:
Anyone interested in my answer can jump to the bottom, where I have “Answer” in bold. I’ll explain the discussion and context that preceded the above question.