Re: U-Prime (and the Universe as 'God')

Ira Brodsky (
Tue, 19 Nov 1996 12:57:40 -0600

Stephen De Vries wrote:

>> Ira: <I am not ready to rule out the possibility that, by doing so, we
>>will one
>> day rule the universe.>
>> Rule the universe to what end?
>To survive. And survival is an end in itself. Survival can be the
>only ethic in this universe.

What a grim universe it must be -- where the purpose of life is survival
and survival is the only ethic.

BTW, you wouldn't happen to be a survivalist? <g>

Hopefully, there are purposes more noble than mere survival. And yes,
sometimes it is more noble *not* to survive. But let's hope technological
progress will render that unnecessary.

Ira Brodsky
Datacomm Research Company
Wilmette, Illinois