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Postby tlf » Fri Mar 10, 2006 12:23 am

Hello,
As a new member I posted my philosophy of the meaning of life.
I came up with it after a lot of thought on a way life may have evolved to explain the many paranormal aspects of life. My philosophy if it ever was found correct would explain life after death, telepathy, astral projection and much more. It as been viewed over 70 times but with no reply. It is now on page 2 under subject Oneism A Philosophy.
Please could a biologist who is clued up on the cell give me comments and also state why it could not be.
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Postby canalon » Fri Mar 10, 2006 3:19 am

Ok I gave it one more view, and Here is MY opinion.
You have take way to seriously the 70's slogan "don't walk on the grass, smoke it".

More seriously, what I have read doesn't make any sense and any way try to make science talk about things it doesn't intend to talk about (ie the meaning of life). Then you start using weird extrapolation to go well in realms where my mind can't seriously follow you.

That is all I will tel you, don't try to convince me that I should read more carefully, I have better use of my time.

You asked an answer from a biologsit, here you are. Some hings are better left unsaid. But I wanted to please you. Enjoy.
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any proof. (Ashley Montague)
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Postby mith » Fri Mar 10, 2006 11:06 pm

It unnecessarily complicates the view on life, I mean while no one has actually found what is the essence of aliveness, it doesn't go to mean that we need to hypothesize about something that really isn't testable.
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Postby alextemplet » Sat Mar 11, 2006 3:16 am

Never mind the fact that it's nothing more than an new take on millenia-old philosophy. All you've done is replace the word "soul" with "tlf" and replace God with a big sphere of tlf's. It's nothing new at all; just old spiritual philosophy given a new suit. You also claim it answers the meaning of life; in fact it does no such thing. All it does it re-interpret ancient theology and never once does your philosophy address the meaning of life, assuming there is one. I don't think anyone's sure what that question means, so how can we answer it?
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Postby mith » Sat Mar 11, 2006 2:10 pm

"Forty-two!" yelled Loonquawl. "Is that all you've got to show for seven and a half million years' work?"

"I checked it very thoroughly," said the computer, "and that quite definitely is the answer. I think the problem, to be quite honest with you, is that you've never actually known what the question is."

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Postby alextemplet » Sat Mar 11, 2006 5:24 pm

The way I see it, there's only two reasonable possibilities as to what might actually be the "meaning of life," assuming there is one. In order to answer this question I assume it means "Why are we here?" although quite honestly I can't conclusively figure out what that question means other than just simple speculation that makes sense to me; feel free to disagree if you wish. Anyway, here's the two possibilities as to why we're here:

Hypothesis #1: We got here by completely random chance and accident of perfectly natural and explicable phenomenon, so there really is no reason at all why we're here.

Hypothesis #2: We were put here by some sort of higher power (be that God or something else) either through direct creation or more natural methods (big bang/evolution). We're here because this higher power wants us to be here. Why would he/she/it/they want that? How the heck would I know?

I honestly believe this is as close as we will ever come to learning the true meaning of life. As you can see, my hypotheses don't tell us much; in fact all they can do is confuse us. So please, let's deal with more explicable questions.
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