Re: The Quest for the Purpose of Life

From: John Casey (
Date: Mon Jan 28 2002 - 15:17:31 MST

exactly. because at the bottom of it all, we're still monkeys.

>Chen Yixiong, Eric <> Wrote:
> >"Why do we live, and continue living?"
>Because human beings prefer life rather than death.
>Because that's the way our brains are built?
>Because we inherited the characteristic.
>Because those who had a different opinion about the value of
>life did not have any descendents.
> >why do we get up in the morning?
>Because we want to. Again we could make a sequence of "why"
>questions but such sequences can never be infinitely long; eventually
>you will come to "why is there something rather than nothing?" and
>of course nobody can ever answer that, but I don't need to because
>the fact remains that I do want to get up in the morning. I don't need
>to know why.
> John K Clark

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.5 : Fri Nov 01 2002 - 13:37:37 MST