Clear-cut: (adj) sharply defined; easy to perceive or understand.
In the pursuit of writing you a delicious essay or a tasty tidbit of insight, I suddenly was completely overwhelmed by the fact that I am not so
certain I know of anything that’s clear-cut.
It’s not so much that life is ambiguous as it is evolving. There are two reasons it evolves.
There is the scientific fact that there is an upward mobility to evolution that is going on at all times.
But there is also the presence of free will, which often makes our attempts at predicting reaction and conclusion to be a farce.
Just when we think we know how Nature works, Mother will surprise us. And after studying humanity incessantly, we are still bewildered by many of the choices made by those within our species.
Some people think their faith is clear-cut. They believe they’re going to heaven, even though many people of deep spiritual conviction have died, promising to send back a message. So far all mail boxes are empty.
Some people think democracy is clear-cut, raising it up onto the shoulders of “Truth”–as the best form of government. Of course, democracy, like everything else, is at the mercy of science and free will.
So being unwilling to disappoint you brilliant, lovable people, I concluded that the only thing that is clear-cut in life is for me to use my free will carefully, to make decisions based upon my current understanding of science.
Because to understand science is to be introduced to God, and to be introduced to God is an open door to the Universe.