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posted on Dec, 18 2003 @ 09:38 PM
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If you could have any question answered, what would it be?

Mine would be -

Q. How does my perception interface with my 'reality'? .


On a lighter hearted note, i have been wondering lately, 'Do other selves really exist?'




posted on Dec, 18 2003 @ 09:57 PM
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Or how deep does the matrix go?



posted on Dec, 18 2003 @ 09:59 PM
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The answer is 42.


DE



posted on Dec, 18 2003 @ 10:07 PM
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Can everything come from a point?



posted on Dec, 18 2003 @ 10:10 PM
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Originally posted by DeusEx
The answer is 42.

DE


Cool collection of "42" sightings and explanations.

www.empirenet.com...

Fox Mulder's apartment to.... you name it.

Also on "other selves" ...Read Sartre "Nausea" for nihilistic musings or Wittgenstein for the heavy stuff: Pain & Private Language?

Is my pain worse than yours? Can I have my own language...or do I ONLY have my own language?

Snerbit muwah?



posted on Dec, 18 2003 @ 10:12 PM
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Q; Who would win in a race, Jesus or Superman?

Q: What brand of pants does Bruce Banner wear and why is the crotch so sturdy?



posted on Dec, 18 2003 @ 10:15 PM
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What is the meaning of life?

Out of all the other planets in the universe, why earth?



posted on Dec, 18 2003 @ 10:16 PM
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No exit by satre, House of the Dead and Notes from the Underground are also suggested reading.

DE



posted on Dec, 18 2003 @ 10:21 PM
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How?

How did it all start?

A wave of a supreme being's hand or an explosion of unimaginable scale?

Tell the truth now...


BG



posted on Dec, 18 2003 @ 10:27 PM
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I had a Zen professor (real class) that swore this happened, but sounds like an urban myth.

HIS Zen professor gave a one question final exam, telling students there are only three possible grades A, C and F.

The question was "Why?"

Some students wrote "Why not?" and left. (F)
Some wrote long, rationales for existence, and musings on the GodHead, and purpose to question and seek enlightenment and Nirvana. (C)
And one student wrote "Because." (The only A).

The perfect answer to the perfect question.

[Edited on 18-12-2003 by RANT]



posted on Dec, 18 2003 @ 10:36 PM
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A monk said to Chao-chou, " I have just entered the monastery. Please teach me." Chao-chou said, have you eaten your rice gruel?" The monk said, "yes, I have." Caho-chou said, "Wash your bowl." The monk undestood.

A zen koan.

DE



posted on Dec, 18 2003 @ 11:01 PM
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Originally posted by DeusEx
A monk said to Chao-chou, " I have just entered the monastery. Please teach me." Chao-chou said, have you eaten your rice gruel?" The monk said, "yes, I have." Caho-chou said, "Wash your bowl." The monk undestood.

A zen koan.

DE


I get that. But I don't understand why Nansen killed a cat. I wrote a paper (once) PRETENDING to understand, but I didn't. Or I have forgotten.

Wasn't it something like? The students came to Nansen one afternoon asking about the nature of "x" (say life).

Nansen killed a cat. They understood.

WTF?


That's worse than "He who spits in toilet speaks BS."



posted on Dec, 18 2003 @ 11:14 PM
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How about

WHY:

1) Triangular sandwiches taste better than square ones.

2) At the end of every party there is always a girl crying.

3) One of the most awkward things that can happen in a pub is when your
pint-to-toilet cycle gets synchronised with
a complete stranger.

4) You've never quite sure whether it's ok to eat green crisps.

5) Everyone who grew up in the 80's has entered the digits 55378008 into a
calculator.

6) Reading when you're drunk is horrible.

7) Sharpening a pencil with a knife makes you feel really manly.

8) You're never quite sure whether it's against the law or not to have a fire
in your back garden.

10) Nobody ever dares make cup-a-soup in a bowl.

11) You never know where to look when eating a banana.

12) Its impossible to describe the smell of a wet cat.

13) Prodding a fire with a stick makes you feel manly.

14) Rummaging in an overgrown garden will always turn up a bouncy ball.

15) You always feel a bit scared when stroking horses.

16) Everyone always remembers the day a dog ran into your school.

17) The most embarrassing thing you can do as schoolchild is to call your
teacher mum or dad.

18) The smaller the monkey the more it looks like it would kill you at the
first given opportunity.

19) Some days you see lots of people on crutches.

20) Every bloke has at some stage while taking a pee, flushed half way
through and then raced against the flush.

21) Old women with mobile phones look wrong.

22) Its impossible to look cool whilst picking up a Frisbee.

23) Driving through a tunnel makes you feel excited



posted on Dec, 18 2003 @ 11:15 PM
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There are two ultimate questions, How and Why?



posted on Dec, 19 2003 @ 03:33 AM
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Well, i'd ask two questions:

1) What happens after you die?

and

2) What is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?



posted on Dec, 19 2003 @ 03:53 AM
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Where do all those socks go that disappear in the laundry?



posted on Dec, 19 2003 @ 06:36 AM
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Everyone's ultimate question:

Where next?



posted on Dec, 19 2003 @ 06:52 AM
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How many licks does it take?




posted on Dec, 19 2003 @ 07:34 AM
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Originally posted by Zodiac
Well, i'd ask two questions:

1) What happens after you die?

and

2) What is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?


African or European?



posted on Dec, 19 2003 @ 07:39 AM
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Originally posted by THENEO
Or how deep does the matrix go?


You do know it was just a movie, right?


I think the ultimate question is "Is god a fictional character built upon the natural fears of men or does god exist, and if he does, which one is the real god?"


[Edited on 19-12-2003 by Zzub]





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