Thought I would write my last words while I am still lucid enough.
These are the ironic last words I would speak if I am able. It sums up everything that I as an empiricist do not believe in. The words are:
“Non cogito, ergo – non sum.”
Unlike Descartes’ “cogito, ergo sum” – the oft-praised exception to the rule – something that was true for a cosmic blip and false forever more and for all time before Descartes. Man loves exceptions and he fears rules. But rules rule and by nature exceptions must pay homage to rules. A test of man’s rationality: when he learns to favor rules, no matter how painful at first, and disfavor exceptions.
My statement is the rule: True for all time, as you will never ever find any empirical evidence of a single thought that I had after I am gone.