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Death of a Thinker

Rockylightning
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5/2/2014 12:45:11 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
SAN FRANCISCO- A man collapsed in the middle of a crosswalk on Embarcadero St last sunday, eyewitnesses report. "He just fell, like his legs gave up on him" says witness Nicholas Sharpe "It was very absurd." The Hospital he was taken to declared him to be legally dead. "He was dead before he hit the ground" reports Senior ER specialist, Rod Churchill. Doctors cannot find any apparent cause of death, and the only clue is that the subject's mind shows no leftover electrical residue. Doctors ran multiple CAT, fMRI, and ECG tests and determined that all neural impulses had completely ceased. "Its as if his mind just ran out of electricity" continues Churchill "The only thing that would make effects like this is a seizure, though he shows no other signs that would signify a seizure to have taken place. My personal guess is that there was something wrong with the proteins in his neurons that allow Calcium and Sodium to pass in and out of the neurons. I"ve been searching and as far as I can tell there is no precedent to his case." Medical records show that the subject has has no prior history of medical problems. "Its almost as if, that his mind gave up on him, internally".

Family members deny that the subject had any history of cranial or mental injury. "He was doing great in school, had a wonderful girlfriend, I doubt it could be suicide. It was a freak accident." responded his mother, who preferred to remain anonymous. Friends and family members classified him as "Very cheery" and "Always ready to tell a joke, especially a riddle".

While it is unclear what caused his death, this subject is still in autopsy, and the FBI is investigating possible chemical agents.

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Who was it, Albert Camus who said that the most basic, self-evident, philosophical decision in life is suicide? Yes, I believe it was him. To live or not to live. That is the question. Oh I sound so wonderfully pedantic when I reference Shakespeare. I usually find Shakespeare"s work to be mostly over-rated lyrical nonsense stories, but I truly adore his line "Out, out brief candle!" Its as if the speaker is speaking to somebody, not quite an apostrophe, but maybe a person, or himself. Most definitely not the candle. Just as the candle sheds light on the world, so do the senses. Life is a dark room that we must navigate. But why stumble across the furniture, let the candle wax burn your fingertips, and slam painfully into walls when you can embrace the darkness? It is impossible to lose a game one does not play. And thus it seems easier and logically evident that a shorter life is preferred. After all, time is infinite. 26 years divided by infinity is the same proportion as 100 years divided by infinity. Quod erat demonstrandum. And so, it should make perfect sense to you why I hold the candle of my mind before my eyes and extinguish the flame as I cross Embarcadero.
BasicLogic
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5/2/2014 1:36:29 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
One will also never win a game he does not play. However, not playing that game can also be winning the game. What is the meaning and the end-point of this game though?

It's 42
Rockylightning
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5/2/2014 1:58:25 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/2/2014 1:36:29 AM, BasicLogic wrote:
One will also never win a game he does not play. However, not playing that game can also be winning the game. What is the meaning and the end-point of this game though?




It's 42

At 5/2/2014 1:36:29 AM, BasicLogic wrote:
Illegalcombatant
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5/2/2014 6:28:22 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
life's a joke, but remember the last laugh is on you......
"Seems like another attempt to insert God into areas our knowledge has yet to penetrate. You figure God would be bigger than the gaps of our ignorance." Drafterman 19/5/12
BasicLogic
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5/2/2014 10:47:55 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/2/2014 1:58:25 AM, Rockylightning wrote:
At 5/2/2014 1:36:29 AM, BasicLogic wrote:
One will also never win a game he does not play. However, not playing that game can also be winning the game. What is the meaning and the end-point of this game though?




It's 42

At 5/2/2014 1:36:29 AM, BasicLogic wrote:
New here, what are you doing? Summoning Cthulhu?
phantom
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5/2/2014 8:23:06 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
I haven't seen you in AGES.
"Music is a zen-like ecstatic state where you become the new man of the future, the Nietzschean merger of Apollo and Dionysus." Ray Manzarek (The Doors)
FREEDO
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5/2/2014 8:33:00 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
The most basic question in life is not whether to kill yourself.

But instead, whether you will start living.
GRAND POOBAH OF DDO

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