Originally posted by Tearman.....
Thanks for your responses.
You should know, I will always have more questions.
But I'll try to refrain from that.
What is the root of life?
We have some pretty good ideas about that. en.wikipedia.org...
Thanks for bringing this up. Have not heard of it.
Does the human race have a purpose?
Yes, our own.
Would that apply to any species, you think? Are we all just working for our own benefits? I guess it seems like a plausible explanation why a species
would go extinct. Just thinking individually, until eventually you end up on your own, and something eats you.
Are we the only ones?
I guess it's plausible. We've only evolved on earth for 3.8 billion years. If some life form was created closer to the time of the beginning of the
universe, it's safe to say, that with 10 billion more years of evolution under their belts, they'd know a bit more than we do. It's just weird that
we haven't noticed any of this yet.
Why do we ask questions?
Method of acquiring missing information.
So it's pretty safe to assume we will always consume. Until we're gone, that is. Heh..
Is there a Holy Grail in evolution?
Evolution has no design goal, so no.
Seems to me like everything wants to be perfect. I guess we're chasing our tails. Heh..
Does time eventually come to a stop?
I guess it's fair to say it's only a matter of perspective.
Are we a computer program?
Would that change anything?
For some people, it would.
Are we just an idea, of some supreme being?
What meaning would that concept have from our perspective?
The universe just reminds me a lot about the mind. Always expanding and all.
Is there more to all of this than meets the eye?
Yes. New discoveries are made every day.
What I mean is, is this whole thing an illusion. Are we seeing what we want to see, or are we seeing what something else limits us to see.
We can manipulate, but can we actually create?
From a human standpoint. Can we actually create something out of nothing. Have we broken the rule of conservation of mass, or are we just playing with
the sand that was given to us. It's just bizarre that the universe is expanding, all while nothing can be created.
What will happen to energy once it is all used up?
So all energy will eventually convert into something else. I guess the holy grail in energy would be for it to recycle itself.
Are we trying to solve for X, and X doesn't exist?
Are we trying to trying to find something that isn't there. E.g. Chasing our tails.
Is this all a test? If so, wouldn't that mean an answer exists?
There is the other kind of test where you just want to see what will happen.
That would suggest something created this test. Which, to me, seems plausible. No doubt that we're just lab rats.
Will death give us the answer?
It takes away the ones we already had.
Assuming we kept them to ourselves. I'm referring more to 'the answer'. That answer we all seem to be striving for in life. It just seems the only
logical way of knowing, will be to enter the unknown.
Does it all actually matter in the end?
No. It matters in the during.
The end of something, to me, seems necessary to move forward, otherwise it served to purpose in the first place. I was leaning more towards the notion
that, when the universe, all that we know to exist, comes to an end (which it must, right?), will that matter. If this was all that ever existed, I'd
say it didn't matter.
And forgive me if many of my answers seem to be nonsense. I have a tenancy of understanding things in general terms without really diving deep into
things. Typical high school dropout attitude.