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Qynze
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1/17/2011 10:18:09 PM
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What is the meaning of life, the universe, and everything? What is the answer to life, the universe, and everything? What is the purpose of life, the universe, and everything?

Somehow, Wolfram Alpha, Google and Microsoft's Bing all support 42, but I think there's another answer - to create. To destroy. To experiment.

What do you think?
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1/17/2011 10:26:04 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/17/2011 10:19:42 PM, OreEle wrote:
42

not all caps

Doesn't that kind of defeat the purpose of the question? -_-
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1/17/2011 10:26:56 PM
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Are you implying inherent meaning and purpose of the universe or life? If so, there's isn't any.
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1/17/2011 10:45:28 PM
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At 1/17/2011 10:26:56 PM, annhasle wrote:
Are you implying inherent meaning and purpose of the universe or life? If so, there's isn't any.

Not speaking literally. Philosophically. Metaphorically.
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1/17/2011 10:46:23 PM
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At 1/17/2011 10:35:52 PM, FREEDO wrote:
The Game.

What Game, exactly?

Oh, and how many times have you changed your avatar now?
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1/17/2011 10:47:00 PM
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At 1/17/2011 10:45:28 PM, Qynze wrote:
At 1/17/2011 10:26:56 PM, annhasle wrote:
Are you implying inherent meaning and purpose of the universe or life? If so, there's isn't any.

Not speaking literally. Philosophically. Metaphorically.

Yes, inherent meaning is part of philosophy.
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1/17/2011 10:48:44 PM
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At 1/17/2011 10:46:23 PM, Qynze wrote:
At 1/17/2011 10:35:52 PM, FREEDO wrote:
The Game.

What Game, exactly?

...THE...GAME...

Oh, and how many times have you changed your avatar now?

56
Not a made up number.
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1/17/2011 10:50:32 PM
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My philosophy is actually an aphilosophy. I say that nothing can be known, not even this. Just everybody chill the fukc out and enjoy the ride.
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1/17/2011 10:56:12 PM
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At 1/17/2011 10:47:00 PM, annhasle wrote:
At 1/17/2011 10:45:28 PM, Qynze wrote:
At 1/17/2011 10:26:56 PM, annhasle wrote:
Are you implying inherent meaning and purpose of the universe or life? If so, there's isn't any.

Not speaking literally. Philosophically. Metaphorically.

Yes, inherent meaning is part of philosophy.

Yes. What I meant is that, it doesn't necessarily have to be inherent, tied to, the universe and life, but rather it dwells along the lines of it. If that makes any sense. =P
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1/17/2011 10:56:15 PM
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At 1/17/2011 10:50:32 PM, FREEDO wrote:
My philosophy is actually an aphilosophy. I say that nothing can be known, not even this. Just everybody chill the fukc out and enjoy the ride.

Lame.
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1/17/2011 10:57:25 PM
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At 1/17/2011 10:48:44 PM, FREEDO wrote:
At 1/17/2011 10:46:23 PM, Qynze wrote:
At 1/17/2011 10:35:52 PM, FREEDO wrote:
The Game.

What Game, exactly?

...THE...GAME...

Oh, and how many times have you changed your avatar now?

56
Not a made up number.

=) Impressive.
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1/17/2011 10:58:09 PM
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At 1/17/2011 10:18:09 PM, Qynze wrote:
What is the meaning of life, the universe, and everything?

You give your own life meaning.

What is the answer to life, the universe, and everything?

What's the question?

What is the purpose of life, the universe, and everything?

Dunno. Does there have to be one?

I think there's another answer - to create. To destroy. To experiment.

Interesting. I think a lot about paradoxes and perspectives like this (especially after I tried/while on psychadelics). On time on mushrooms I thought that we were all little gods, because we create... haha it gets really trippy after that.
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1/17/2011 11:01:35 PM
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At 1/17/2011 10:58:09 PM, theLwerd wrote:
At 1/17/2011 10:18:09 PM, Qynze wrote:
What is the meaning of life, the universe, and everything?

You give your own life meaning.

What is the answer to life, the universe, and everything?

What's the question?

What is the purpose of life, the universe, and everything?

Dunno. Does there have to be one?

I think there's another answer - to create. To destroy. To experiment.

Interesting. I think a lot about paradoxes and perspectives like this (especially after I tried/while on psychadelics). On time on mushrooms I thought that we were all little gods, because we create... haha it gets really trippy after that.

=D
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1/18/2011 12:43:49 AM
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I agree that in order to know the answer, you must know the problem/question. "Know what you are looking for, and you're already halfway there."
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1/18/2011 12:45:33 AM
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At 1/17/2011 10:48:44 PM, FREEDO wrote:
At 1/17/2011 10:46:23 PM, Qynze wrote:
At 1/17/2011 10:35:52 PM, FREEDO wrote:
The Game.

What Game, exactly?

...THE...GAME...

Oh, and how many times have you changed your avatar now?

56
Not a made up number.

Is that the game where you are not supposed to think of THE GAME, or you lose?
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1/18/2011 2:16:40 AM
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At 1/17/2011 10:18:09 PM, Qynze wrote:
What is the meaning of life, the universe, and everything? What is the answer to life, the universe, and everything? What is the purpose of life, the universe, and everything?

This may seem like a cop out answer, but the answer is.... nothing.

There is no meaning.
There is no purpose.
It's random.
We my friend, are one of (since I'm certain there is other life elsewhere) the greatest examples of a biological royal flush in the Universe.

However, doing what feels good is an excellent purpose to decide on.
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1/18/2011 2:37:06 AM
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At 1/18/2011 12:45:33 AM, Qynze wrote:
At 1/17/2011 10:48:44 PM, FREEDO wrote:
At 1/17/2011 10:46:23 PM, Qynze wrote:
At 1/17/2011 10:35:52 PM, FREEDO wrote:
The Game.

What Game, exactly?

...THE...GAME...

Oh, and how many times have you changed your avatar now?

56
Not a made up number.

Is that the game where you are not supposed to think of THE GAME, or you lose?

Yes.
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1/18/2011 3:19:37 AM
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At 1/17/2011 10:18:09 PM, Qynze wrote:
What is the meaning of life, the universe, and everything? What is the answer to life, the universe, and everything? What is the purpose of life, the universe, and everything?

Somehow, Wolfram Alpha, Google and Microsoft's Bing all support 42, but I think there's another answer - to create. To destroy. To experiment.

What do you think?

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1/18/2011 6:14:54 AM
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Before some one can answer what is the meaning of life (if any), maybe you should ask, what gives meaning to something, what is the difference between something having meaning and something that doesn't ?
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1/18/2011 6:29:08 AM
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At 1/18/2011 6:14:54 AM, Illegalcombatant wrote:
Before some one can answer what is the meaning of life (if any), maybe you should ask, what gives meaning to something, what is the difference between something having meaning and something that doesn't ?

What do you mean?
I am voting for Innomen because of his intelligence, common sense, humility and the fact that Juggle appears to listen to him. Any other Presidential style would have a large sub-section of the site up in arms. If I was President I would destroy the site though elitism, others would let it run riot. Innomen represents a middle way that works, neither draconian nor anarchic and that is the only way things can work. Plus he does it all without ego trips.
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1/18/2011 9:33:32 AM
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Freedo, are you a solipsist? Hah. Making a leap, just wondering. That's the logical end to that kind of outlook.
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1/18/2011 10:00:44 AM
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Never mind, disregard that last post.
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1/18/2011 10:05:09 AM
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At 1/17/2011 10:18:09 PM, Qynze wrote:
What is the meaning of life, the universe, and everything? What is the answer to life, the universe, and everything? What is the purpose of life, the universe, and everything?

What do you think?:

Don't know.

Purpose, though, assumes intent... and there may not be any.
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1/19/2011 6:29:17 PM
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Thanks for the responses! Very thought-provoking, which is what I was looking for. In "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", it is said that to know the answer, you must know the right question. Any ideas of what the ultimate question(s) might be?

Thanks,
Chie Hasu
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1/19/2011 6:39:59 PM
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The meaning of life is to go to school, graduate highschool, go to college, graduate and get a job. Get married, have kids, retire.

Booya right?
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1/20/2011 12:00:10 AM
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At 1/19/2011 6:39:59 PM, Alex wrote:
The meaning of life is to go to school, graduate highschool, go to college, graduate and get a job. Get married, have kids, retire.

Booya right?

Booya!
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1/20/2011 12:01:19 AM
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At 1/18/2011 3:19:37 AM, Cerebral_Narcissist wrote:
At 1/17/2011 10:18:09 PM, Qynze wrote:
What is the meaning of life, the universe, and everything? What is the answer to life, the universe, and everything? What is the purpose of life, the universe, and everything?

Somehow, Wolfram Alpha, Google and Microsoft's Bing all support 42, but I think there's another answer - to create. To destroy. To experiment.

What do you think?

The Wild, the Wyrm and the Weaver...

???
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