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Marcos

Member
Sep 5, 2018
20
I'm not a religious person, so perhaps my view is a bit biased.

I think that from an absolute point of view, life is just pointless. We are nothing but biological machines living by chance. According to some studies, it's possible to get organic compounds from inorganic ones under the same conditions presented on the early Earth. If this is right, the existence of god is not necessary to explain the origin of life.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miller–Urey_experiment

What is the meaning of life? I was wondering what do you guys think about this question.
 
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creationisdeath

Specialist
Oct 20, 2018
362
I hope that Penrose et al. uncovered some ascension style higher level where we don't even have to ask that question. But assuming we are just machines like you said: Enjoyment. If that is possible or not largely depends on the birth lottery unfortunately.
 
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zzz919

I'm Nobody
Sep 19, 2018
96
I was brought into a world where I am Unwanted ...... I put more thought into ordering a hamburger ...... Than my parents did before having me ...... I was Not given any choice in the matter ...... There is no point to this existence ...... Planet Earth is a giant prison that I would like to escape from ...... What sort of crime did I commit that merited this lifetime sentence?
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Circles

Circles

There's a difference between existing and living.
Sep 3, 2018
1,718
The word Pointless implys there's supposed to be reasons whereas I believe Futilty is the correct term. Life is just one big, long Sisyphus treadmill. An interruption between two eternities of eternal sleep.
 
Dani Paradox

Dani Paradox

Permanently Banned
Aug 17, 2018
981
I think it's all just a matter of perception. It's all how you look at it. The meaning of life is to give life meaning. You can either see it as meaningful or pointless. It's all in your mind. I do believe however that our minds are simply a receiver. A biological computer. And there is a core at the center of the universe sending this energy. All of it is connected and a part of the same source. We're all one. And when our brains shut down that energy will be redirected elsewhere. To another realm...the afterlife...and then back into another receiver. In my humble opinion.
 
Maravillosa

Maravillosa

Mistress of all she surveys
Sep 7, 2018
638
the meaning of life is to attempt to ascend the hierarchy in society due to unconscious mating behaviors that drive you to reproduce. Literally the reason anyone does anything whether they know it or not.

Well, I want to ascend the social hierarchy (i.e., publish my novel and gain some degree of fame), but I have no desire to reproduce. I tend to equate sex with death, to put orgasm and the blessed relief that one would probably have in one's final lucid moment of life on the same plane.
 
Prime

Prime

A Nihilist
Oct 25, 2018
210
We are nothing more than biological machines which don't have a free will. Life would have been meaningful if it were not so. Our consciousness is a result of the complex electrochemical interactions among the 100 billion or so neurons in our brain. Our brain is a physical system governed by the physical law. Our thoughts are generated by those interactions among those nuerons and then we act upon those thoughts. The origin of thoughts is governed by the laws of electromagnetism just like everything else except gravitational and nuclear interactions. Everything that there is except gravitational influence and outside the nucleus of an atom is fundamentally electromagnetic in nature. This makes you nothing but a computer running on "code". Since you are not "you", life is meaningless.
 
Maravillosa

Maravillosa

Mistress of all she surveys
Sep 7, 2018
638
We are nothing more than biological machines which don't have a free will. Life would have been meaningful if it were not so. Our consciousness is a result of the complex electrochemical interactions among the 100 billion or so neurons in our brain. Our brain is a physical system governed by the physical law. Our thoughts are generated by those interactions among those nuerons and then we act upon those thoughts. The origin of thoughts is governed by the laws of electromagnetism just like everything else except gravitational and nuclear interactions. Everything that there is except gravitational influence and outside the nucleus of an atom is fundamentally electromagnetic in nature. This makes you nothing but a computer running on "code". Since you are not "you", life is meaningless.

So there are a fair amount of malfunctioning meat computers walking about, @Prime? For example, those of us on SS?
 
Prime

Prime

A Nihilist
Oct 25, 2018
210
No, suicidal people are rational if they have the same reason to do it as I have described. Killing yourself for other reasons doesn't make you rational, but at least better than pro-lifers.
 
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okyeah

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Jul 20, 2018
425
OK, does that meant that suicidal people are the only rational ones? Makes sense...

I think humans have not adapted to modern society and living fully. We still want to be picking berries and fucking all day. That's true happiness. Not being a cog in a goddamn machine with all these other shallow things we can judge eachother by.
 
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okyeah

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Jul 20, 2018
425
Well, I want to ascend the social hierarchy (i.e., publish my novel and gain some degree of fame), but I have no desire to reproduce. I tend to equate sex with death, to put orgasm and the blessed relief that one would probably have in one's final lucid moment of life on the same plane.

Why do you equate sex with death
 
Maravillosa

Maravillosa

Mistress of all she surveys
Sep 7, 2018
638
Why do you equate sex with death

Oooh... That's a hard one. Why do I equate sex with death? I am not totally sure. Maybe because both sex and death involve a loss of control, of surrender to something greater than oneself. L'amour et la mort -- love and death are homonyms in French.