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Garbanza
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9/9/2014 11:50:07 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Forget I asked. I don't even know what I mean by the word "consciousness". I can't even define the question.
Garbanza
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9/10/2014 12:03:02 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
Maybe these efforts to understand ourselves are basically futile. Who cares anyway? Is research just some pathetic effort to increase our social position? Maybe it would be easier to lose 10 pounds and buy $300 shoes and strut about a bit more. Maybe that would lead to exactly the same increase in social status and satisfaction as spending years in the library reading papers written by other people who were equally as out of touch with reality. If there is a reality, which there probably isn't. Humans are just like a colony of penguins or some insect society, buzzing and interacting all the time, but in terms of our individual lives, our individual thoughts, it's just an illusion that there's any meaning to them.