Re: Existentialism

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Sat Nov 03 2001 - 18:05:49 MST

At 05:25 PM 11/3/01 +0100, Anders wrote:

>> Let's think abt this. If the universe were meaningless and chaotic in the
>> sense of `entirely random', and we are critters from an evolved lineage in
>> such a universe, why would we `need meaning and structure in our lives'?
>> Surely we would tend to be fitted by selection to work happily without
>> contrived meaning and structure.

>Also, creatures cannot evolve in such a universe - without any order
>there is no way to retain one's own order over time.

Yes, I meant that as a kind of sly *reductio ad absurdum*.

Damien Broderick

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