i bet you can’t guess which of my cats is the more sensible one—
—& if the idea that we are all, in fact, living in a simulation turned out to be true, then i think cats would represent the remainder of the algorithm. the parts of the equation that just don’t balance out. they are thus projected as inexplicable yet equally curious creatures that can be just as smart as they are dumb, just as evil as they are sweet.
come to think of it, cats might be another piece of evidence that we really are living in some kind of false reality. there might not be another explanation to their existence.