Re: The meaning of Life
Mon, 10 Feb 1997 15:46:47 -0500 (EST)

John K Clark wrote:

> >To you, meaning is value.
> Not so. The soap operas on TV have meaning to me, but they have zero value
> to me.

Hi, it seems there is a little confusion going on over the exact definition
of "meaning" here (a broad term, as with most high-level concept words in
English). "Meaning" can refer to information content (the "meaning" of the
book) or it can refer to purpose (the "meaning" of a religion).

Obviously soap operas have meaning in the sense of information content, but
to most of the members of this list, little or no meaning in the sense of
purpose. The sense of meaning in this discussion (the Meaning of Life)
obviously is the purpose one and "meaning is value" should be pretty