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  1. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    09 Feb '10 13:42
    Is the true meaning of life for humans to make sure we spread life throughout the universe, at least as much of it as we can reach?

    http://www.physorg.com/news184915200.html
  2. 09 Feb '10 13:52
    No, life has no intrinsic "meaning".
  3. 09 Feb '10 13:55 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Is the true meaning of life for humans to make sure we spread life throughout the universe, at least as much of it as we can reach?

    http://www.physorg.com/news184915200.html
    Let me guess, you use this line at the bar/pub, don't you?
  4. Standard member uzless
    The So Fist
    09 Feb '10 17:48
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Is the true meaning of life for humans to make sure we spread life throughout the universe, at least as much of it as we can reach?

    http://www.physorg.com/news184915200.html
    Comets hit the earth brought with them the building blocks for humans.

    In other words, Humans are just a sexually transmitted disease.
  5. 09 Feb '10 18:23
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    No, life has no intrinsic "meaning".
    ...says one of RHP's leading experts on the subject.
  6. 09 Feb '10 19:37
    Originally posted by generalissimo
    ...says one of RHP's leading experts on the subject.
    Well, the whole concept of "meaning of life" is rather vague and ill-defined, so it needs some elaboration before it can be seriously discussed.
  7. 09 Feb '10 20:54
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    Well, the whole concept of "meaning of life" is rather vague and ill-defined, so it needs some elaboration before it can be seriously discussed.
    It seems to me that this belongs in the spirituality forum, but hey, what do I know?
  8. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    09 Feb '10 21:03
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    Well, the whole concept of "meaning of life" is rather vague and ill-defined, so it needs some elaboration before it can be seriously discussed.
    I didn't say 'meaning' of life, I said 'purpose', an indication of action, what actions should we take as a human race.
  9. 11 Feb '10 06:41
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    I didn't say 'meaning' of life, I said 'purpose', an indication of action, what actions should we take as a human race.
    mmm, no, you said "meaning".
  10. 11 Feb '10 06:42
    wow.

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meaning_of_life

    Contents
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    * 1 Questions
    * 2 Scientific inquiry and perspectives
    o 2.1 Psychological significance and value in life
    o 2.2 Origin and nature of biological life
    o 2.3 Origins and ultimate fate of the universe
    o 2.4 Scientific questions about the mind
    * 3 Western Philosophical perspectives
    o 3.1 Ancient Greek philosophy
    + 3.1.1 Platonism
    + 3.1.2 Aristotelianism
    + 3.1.3 Cynicism
    + 3.1.4 Cyrenaicism
    + 3.1.5 Epicureanism
    + 3.1.6 Stoicism
    o 3.2 Enlightenment philosophy
    + 3.2.1 Classical liberalism
    + 3.2.2 Kantianism
    o 3.3 19th century philosophy
    + 3.3.1 Utilitarianism
    + 3.3.2 Marxism
    + 3.3.3 Nihilism
    o 3.4 20th century philosophy
    + 3.4.1 Pragmatism
    + 3.4.2 Existentialism
    + 3.4.3 Absurdism
    + 3.4.4 Secular humanism
    + 3.4.5 Logical positivism
    + 3.4.6 Postmodernism
    + 3.4.7 Instinctivism
    + 3.4.8 Naturalistic pantheism
    * 4 Religious perspectives
    o 4.1 Western and Middle Eastern religions
    + 4.1.1 Zoroastrianism
    + 4.1.2 Judaism
    + 4.1.3 Christianity
    + 4.1.4 Islam
    + 4.1.5 Bahá'í Faith
    o 4.2 South Asian religions
    + 4.2.1 Hindu philosophies
    # 4.2.1.1 Advaita and Dvaita Hinduism
    # 4.2.1.2 Vaishnavism
    + 4.2.2 Jainism
    + 4.2.3 Buddhism
    # 4.2.3.1 Early Buddhism
    # 4.2.3.2 Mahayana Buddhism
    + 4.2.4 Sikhism
    o 4.3 Far Eastern religions
    + 4.3.1 Shinto
    + 4.3.2 Taoism
    + 4.3.3 Confucianism
    + 4.3.4 New religions
    * 5 In popular culture
    * 6 See also
    o 6.1 Origin and nature of life and reality
    o 6.2 Value of life
    o 6.3 Purpose of life
    o 6.4 Miscellaneous
    * 7 References
    * 8 External links
    o 8.1 General
    o 8.2 Scientific
    o 8.3 Philosophical
    o 8.4 Spiritual
  11. Subscriber Sleepyguy
    Reepy Rastardly Guy
    11 Feb '10 06:46
    42
  12. 11 Feb '10 06:50
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Life_stance

    A person's life stance or lifestance is his or her relation with what he or she accepts as being of ultimate importance, the presuppositions and theory of this, and the commitments and practice of working it out in living.
  13. 11 Feb '10 06:51
    Originally posted by Sleepyguy
    42
    i guess that to a people who can groove on Dr. Who, THGTTG is high art.
  14. 11 Feb '10 06:55
    "jah, cobber, tel dem to send us hoors! tousands an tousands of hoors! i marry dem you betcha!"

    can you ID that quote?
  15. Subscriber Sleepyguy
    Reepy Rastardly Guy
    11 Feb '10 06:58 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    "jah, cobber, tel dem to send us hoors! tousands an tousands of hoors! i marry dem you betcha!"

    can you ID that quote?
    Nope. Sounds like one of the aliens in Buckaroo Bonzai, but I haven't a clue.

    Edit: Or Tiger Woods maybe.