Re: The Quest for the Purpose of Life

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Tue Jan 22 2002 - 23:33:51 MST

At 02:05 PM 1/23/02 +0800, Eric outgrabe:

>Topic Question: "What is the meaning/purpose of life?"

What is the meaning of rain? What is the meaning of 128,943,067.84742? What
is the purpose of the planet Neptune? What is the purpose of reddish-orange

>- Null: The question has no validity. Life has no meaning. We just exist.
This does not answer the question or perhaps it replaces this with another

It is a perfectly satisfactory response although it doesn't `answer the
question' because there *was* no question, just a string of words that
mimicked a question. There are lots of those. Why did the chicken cross the
road? Why is a mouse when it spins? Why did the mome rath outgribe?

Damien Broderick

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