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2020-12-02 1:58:55 PM  
6 votes:
It's amazing to me that we humans have such a hard time imagining a universe without a purpose. I don't know why everything needs to exist for a reason.
 
2020-12-02 1:58:49 PM  
6 votes:
I understand this whole thing has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.
 
2020-12-02 1:10:36 PM  
3 votes:
i think i feel good about it
 
2020-12-02 2:55:45 PM  
2 votes:

Grahor: WhackingDay: It's amazing to me that we humans have such a hard time imagining a universe without a purpose. I don't know why everything needs to exist for a reason.

If there is no reason, there is no point. No point for you and me. No point in doing anything. No point in self-improvement - what for? Since there is no purpose, no reason - you can't evaluate your achievements, compare yourself with others - are you doing good or bad, where should you go - if there is no difference? Do whatever you like, be a genius or kill yourself with drugs. Or kill others. Go shoot a school or save a child from hunger - it's all the same, in the long range. Dust in the wind.

There are games that are so-called "sandboxes" - no goals, no achievements, no winning or losing. Just walk around, thinking of something to entertain yourself. Some people are okay with those games. Most people are not, they just quit.


Or. Or we could say that the universe has no inherent purpose, so we have to determine our purpose for ourselves. Since we are part of the universe, then the universe is at minimum purposeful to the extent that we find it purposeful.
 
2020-12-02 5:36:09 PM  
1 vote:
'Abort, Retry, Fail?' was the phrase some wormdog scrawled next to the door of the Edit Universe project room. And when the new dataspinners started working, fabricating their worlds on the huge organic comp systems, we'd remind them: if you see this message, always choose 'Retry.'
 
2020-12-02 3:22:23 PM  
1 vote:

Grahor: WhackingDay: It's amazing to me that we humans have such a hard time imagining a universe without a purpose. I don't know why everything needs to exist for a reason.

If there is no reason, there is no point. No point for you and me. No point in doing anything. No point in self-improvement - what for? Since there is no purpose, no reason - you can't evaluate your achievements, compare yourself with others - are you doing good or bad, where should you go - if there is no difference? Do whatever you like, be a genius or kill yourself with drugs. Or kill others. Go shoot a school or save a child from hunger - it's all the same, in the long range. Dust in the wind.

There are games that are so-called "sandboxes" - no goals, no achievements, no winning or losing. Just walk around, thinking of something to entertain yourself. Some people are okay with those games. Most people are not, they just quit.


It's pretty egotistical to assume that even if the universe has a purpose, that this purpose is required to make sense to you personally. Basing your life around the idea that the universe has an obligation to be understood by a bunch of semi-intelligent apes on some jerkwater rock seems to smack of narcissism.
 
2020-12-02 2:42:29 PM  
1 vote:
Drink your ovaltine?
 
2020-12-02 2:07:39 PM  
1 vote:

WhackingDay: It's amazing to me that we humans have such a hard time imagining a universe without a purpose. I don't know why everything needs to exist for a reason.


If there is no reason, there is no point. No point for you and me. No point in doing anything. No point in self-improvement - what for? Since there is no purpose, no reason - you can't evaluate your achievements, compare yourself with others - are you doing good or bad, where should you go - if there is no difference? Do whatever you like, be a genius or kill yourself with drugs. Or kill others. Go shoot a school or save a child from hunger - it's all the same, in the long range. Dust in the wind.

There are games that are so-called "sandboxes" - no goals, no achievements, no winning or losing. Just walk around, thinking of something to entertain yourself. Some people are okay with those games. Most people are not, they just quit.
 
2020-12-02 1:27:45 PM  
1 vote:
Go stick your head in a pig.
 
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