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Thread: Will Human Life Become Pointless?

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    Re: Will Human Life Become Pointless?

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
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    You didn't think about it. Tsk tsk tsk.

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    Re: Will Human Life Become Pointless?

    If the last human dies without humanity having created a new intelligent self-aware species to create it, or, failing that, not having created an non-biological intelligence that desires to understand the universe and has the means to investigate where we've left off, or at least perform it's own investigations.

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    Re: Will Human Life Become Pointless?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cilogy View Post
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    These days, people (including me) seem to be spending more time inside on the chair in front of the computer or TV. That's a lot more time spent lazing than our previous generations. It just seems to me that this kind of thing is like an omen of what will eventually happen to the human race.
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    First, let me thank you on behalf of myself and Others for assuring us that our Neutralization and Pacification Program proceeds apace.

    Human life is never pointless, but the point is often lost on its subject. It is a matter of perception and learning what is important and what is not so much.

    I will offer a hint, in the safe and secure knowledge that it will not be understood by most of Our future vassals. "The small kindnesses that you perform at personal sacrifice for people who can do nothing for you, are more profound, and so have a greater point, than all of the political movements and philosophies ever devised, implemented or imposed."
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    Re: Will Human Life Become Pointless?

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    You didn't think about it. Tsk tsk tsk.
    I think its best not to. Im going to remain ignorant on this one.

    And it depends what you mean by, "our point on this planet". Personally, i would counter your argument and say yes, we do have a purpose on this planet. To manipulate events and change things around us. We set our own points, or "goals", to our existence, and if we have none then our lives are technically pointless as you said. To say we have no point to exist is to most likely therefore say that a higher being has not given us a point or does not exist therefore our existence is pointless, which again is incorrect. If you look at the scientific side of nature, everything that happens, from mitosis, to the death of stars, or the birth of stars - happens for a reason. Nature doesnt do things accidentally or get things wrong. The fact we are here is a point for our existence in itself, what we make of it while we are here is a different story.
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    Re: Will Human Life Become Pointless?

    The only "purpose" of humans, like all life, is perpetuation. I quote purpose because its only as purposeful as water purposely flows or as gravity purposely pulls. Everything is tied together in the fact that at the root of it all we don't know why things are as they are as opposed to some other way.
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    Re: Will Human Life Become Pointless?

    To Cilogy:

    How is the image of mankind in Wall-E any more pointless than our state of affairs now, or any other time for that matter? To say something may become pointless is to say that it has a point... So, tell me, what's the point?


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    Re: Will Human Life Become Pointless?

    I don't think the struggle for life and dominance will ever become pointless. Anytime we conquer something, something else comes along to challenge us, whether it be physical or metaphysical. Every-time we unlock one mystery 3 more appear inside the original.

    The whole point of life in general is to survive, and because we are self aware and have the ability to reason we can even go one better. We can strive to discover what it is that makes us human, and not just another animal. And all this I have mentioned is just the beginning.

    I would not call that pointless.


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    Re: Will Human Life Become Pointless?

    "Will human life become pointless?" This is one of two thoughts I have when I lie in bed at night and look up at the stars. The other thought is, "Hey, where'd my roof go!?"
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