From: Brian D Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Jan 29 2002 - 07:26:07 MST
>From: "Robert J. Bradbury" <email@example.com>
>>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.
Indeed this is correct as I pointed out last week...
>Topic Question: "What is the meaning/purpose of life?"
The purpose of life is to create more life.
The purpose of life is to take that which is not life, and to turn
it into life.
The purpose of life is also to create more complex forms of life,
by creating us life has achieved consciousness.
Life can now not only learn to understand itself, but has created
the best tool yet to help it achieve it's purpose.
As part of life, our purpose is to help life create not only more
life, but to create more complex forms of life.
Our life will have meaning when we work toward our true purpose.
Our purpose in life is to help others.
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