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ziq wrote

Everything is meaningless.


amongstclouds wrote

Don't know why you got downvoted. Meaning is incredibly relative.

Maybe these folks need to lay off the Rand.


retiredshared2 wrote (edited )

"If Dawkins is right, and we are the product of mindless unguided natural processes, then he has given us strong reason to doubt the reliability of human cognitive faculties and therefore inevitably to doubt the validity of any belief that they produce—including Dawkins’ own science and his atheism. His biology and his belief in naturalism would therefore appear to be at war with each other in a conflict that has nothing at all to do with God." - Alvin Plantinga

"You start with a random clump of atoms, and if you shine light on it for long enough, it should not be so surprising that you get a plant,” - Jeremy England

everything that exists has a purpose. evolution is a teleological system. lower forms generally evolve into higher forms (though not always). direction implies purpose or a least goal-orientedness. life is no mere accident in our world, it is a direct consequence of the natural laws which govern the conditions which make life possible. evolution is not simply Darwinian (which Darwin himself stated that his ideas had been distorted into social darwinist ideals of 'might is right), but Lamarckian. in Vladimir Vernadsky's view, the energy from the sun is driving the evolution of the biosphere.

it's only when we become inundated with the mind-numbing effects of the culture which makes us develop these mental ruts and resort to self-defeating philosophy like nihilism.


ziq wrote

Your life is especially meaningless.


retiredshared2 wrote (edited )

Oh totally. Thanks for the quality reply! Hey you know what, just take this site down, you yourself said everything is meaningless. Your response, according to your own view, is also meaningless, so you should've saved yourself the energy and not bothered. You miserable asshole, you didn't even bother to read what I wrote or give it any thought. If you're gonna bother responding, have something useful to say or don't say it at all. With your attitude, you must have some quality friendships.