Re: Getting up in the morning (was: Re: The Quest for the Purpose of Life)

From: Robert J. Bradbury (
Date: Mon Jan 28 2002 - 21:25:41 MST

On Tue, 29 Jan 2002, Miriam English wrote:

> Actually, it seems to me that life *does* have a purpose, and that is
> simply, and necessarily: life. Life is its own purpose.

Miriam of course is correct.

The primary purpose of life is to survive. The secondary purpose
is to evolve (or become extinct).

The problem is that for *almost* all species, the priorities are
skewed such that the primary purpose of life is to evolve rather
than survive. This results in Tom Kirkwood's "Disposable Soma
Theory of Aging" -- unfortunately.


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