1. Subscribermedullah
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    21 Mar '05 21:36
    Nice simpe inteeligent answrs would be good. I've seen some of the replies to other things and they get a bit lonf winded and confusing. Anyone to start this off?
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    21 Mar '05 22:00
    Originally posted by medullah
    Nice simpe inteeligent answrs would be good. I've seen some of the replies to other things and they get a bit lonf winded and confusing. Anyone to start this off?
    To teach you how to type?
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    21 Mar '05 22:02
    Originally posted by medullah
    Nice simpe inteeligent answrs would be good. I've seen some of the replies to other things and they get a bit lonf winded and confusing. Anyone to start this off?
    We're here because we're here. There is no reason. That's just the way it happened to turn out.
  4. Standard memberfrogstomp
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    21 Mar '05 22:42
    Originally posted by medullah
    Nice simpe inteeligent answrs would be good. I've seen some of the replies to other things and they get a bit lonf winded and confusing. Anyone to start this off?
    Because we're not somewhere else!
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    21 Mar '05 23:361 edit
    My questions is where are we ?
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    22 Mar '05 00:001 edit
    If "why" = "what series of causes led to our being here", then I'd say it was the result of the mechanism of evolution acting on living organisms as their environment changed over several billion of years.

    If "why" = "what is the meaning of our existence," then I don't know, but the question may be poorly posed.
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    22 Mar '05 00:03
    Originally posted by medullah
    Nice simpe inteeligent answrs would be good. I've seen some of the replies to other things and they get a bit lonf winded and confusing. Anyone to start this off?
    To worship and serve GOD, is the reason we are here
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    22 Mar '05 01:32
    Originally posted by xs
    My questions is [b]where are we ?[/b]
    We have absolutely no idea where we are. Sorry.
  9. Standard memberMaustrauser
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    22 Mar '05 09:54
    Originally posted by medullah
    Nice simpe inteeligent answrs would be good. I've seen some of the replies to other things and they get a bit lonf winded and confusing. Anyone to start this off?
    If the question has no answer, then the question is meaningless and thus the answer will be meaningless. If the answer is meaningless then the question has no answer.

    Quite simple really.

    But Rwingett is right - we're here because we're here...
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    22 Mar '05 10:24
    Originally posted by Maustrauser
    If the question has no answer, then the question is meaningless and thus the answer will be meaningless. If the answer is meaningless then the question has no answer.

    Quite simple really.

    But Rwingett is right - we're here because we're here...
    I think there are actually three relevant questions here:

    (1) Why something rather than nothing?
    (2) Why is there what there is, and not something else?
    (3) Why does reality spawn creatures who can contemplate (1) and (2)?

    Answering (1), (2), and (3) would implicitly answer the question "Why are we here?"

    Perhaps all these questions are meaningness. Or perhaps the questions are all meaningful but lack answers.

  11. Standard memberAlcra
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    22 Mar '05 15:21
    Originally posted by blindfaith101
    To worship and serve GOD, is the reason we are here
    Oh my, another one of these posts.

    WHY would an omnipotent being feel it necessary to create a race of worshippers? Is that omnipotent being that insecure, or are you guys just projecting your own insecurities?

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    22 Mar '05 15:53
    It's funny (haha) that only humans are so concerned about why we are here.

    If a question has no answer, why fret?

    Live your life with respect and compassion for yourself and for others, including those who are difficult. That's the 'why?' of why are we here.

  13. Standard memberAlcra
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    I am here because my parents were careless 🙂
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    22 Mar '05 16:32
    Originally posted by eagles54
    It's funny (haha) that only humans are so concerned about why we are here.

    If a question has no answer, why fret?

    Live your life with respect and compassion for yourself and for others, including those who are difficult. That's the 'why?' of why are we here.

    I think this depends upon how broadly you define "humans." I'm no expert by any means, but from what I've read here and there, some later hominid speices may have had death rituals which opens up a reasonable possibility that they too wondered "why are we here?". By 'humans' do you only mean homo sapiens sapiens or do you extend this to mean homo erectus and homo sapiens neanderthalensis?

    If these other species actually questioned their purpose, even if only in some rudimentary fashion, then I think it is sobering that there are none left, and the Earth just continues spinning.
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    22 Mar '05 16:46
    Originally posted by telerion
    By 'humans' do you only mean homo sapiens sapiens or do you extend this to mean homo erectus and homo sapiens neanderthalensis?

    If these other species actually questioned their purpose, even if only in some rudimentary fashion, then I think it is sobering that there are none left, and the Earth just continues spinning.
    I would certainly include homo erectus and homo sapiens neanderthalensis within my statement. Thank you for raising this point.
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