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Posted by Scott Abernathy on April 8, 2002 19:39:51 UTC

I assumed I would be crucified for my comments, but instead you waded through my negativity and answered my question - Bravo!!!

Is there some history between the 2 of you or what? You both seem to have conflicting views of reality, don't you? I guess I would have to refer to myself as a reductionist. I think existence can be reduced to neural responses to environmental stimuli. All of philosophy is beautiful and poetic, but basically egocentric to the human viewpoint. I mean 10,000,000 species of insects could care less - they are programmed to reproduce and die. Isn't that what we are here to do. Isn't it possible that our advancements in science, technology, and to a certain extint religion is an end product of boredom? Our brains are wired to "think" our way into survival, maybe contemplation is nothing more than an offshoot, or byproduct of evolution only useful to us.


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