Saturday, August 1, 2009

Ship's log - September 2009

As I mention in my post I need Answers!, I have been ranging over the philosophic questions and answers to be found at Yahoo’Answers community.
There is a wide range of questions, from the banal to the sublime. But some of the most simple are strangely compelling to answer because they force you to think about what you really believe. How would you answer these questions?

What is the meaning of life?
Why should I want to live?
Is the human being essentially religious?
What are the most important philosophy books to read?
Do you think the world would be a better place if we did not have technology?
Does the past still live in the present?
What do you want out of life?

1 comment:

Mariana Soffer said...

One of my post asks the following questions, among other things:
These issues relate to the nature of the laws of physics. What are they? Where do they come from? Why are they mathematical? Why do they permit universes that are comprehensible to sentient beings such as homo sapiens. Which leads in turn to the biggest question of all: What is the place of human beings in the great cosmic scheme?
You can read the interesting responses and questions people gave to those things, regarding religion I do not know much, so I can not answer anything, sorry for that. Hope this helps you think, but you wont find the answer anywhere, you just might find it inside your own spirit.

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