“Scientists are people. Fallible and prone to ego just as everyone else.
Science will evolve and continue to answer big questions. But the really important questions are small, like 'why am I here'. These science can never answer.”
MikeDu on Sep 20, 2012 at 02:14:51
“Religionists like the question 'Why am I here?' because its an absurd non sequitur. The affect of asking it is to functionally short-circuit the reasoning centers of the brain. Like the Buddhist meditation question 'What is the sound of one hand clapping?' Its designed to be unanswerable to generate a particular psychological effect. Actually, when some spiritualist bring up that question, often to prove the futility of my life, aIrespond "Okay, you're into the whole God worship thing so you just tell me now. WHY am I here?"”
think-it-over on Sep 20, 2012 at 02:06:52
“Science answered the question of why you're here a long time ago. Life began and eventually involved into complex organisms. Your parents met, went on a few dates and had unprotected sex. About 9 months later you popped out.
If you're asking about the purpose of your existence, that's a different question. There is no grand purpose to your existence. No matter how much you accomplish with your life it will be utterly insignificant in the overall scheme of the universe.”
jnik on Sep 20, 2012 at 01:59:48
“You are here because your parents had sex. That's it. There is no more reason for any of us to be here.”
“Fantastic article! Thanks.
My 20 cents:
26. Integrate your mind, body and soul. You need all three to live in balance.
27. Your heart can teach you all you need to learn - just be quite enough to listen.
28. Love is the most powerful thing in the universe.
29. Laugh every day.”
larashia on Sep 10, 2012 at 07:14:04
“Although, I don't agree with all of the points in the article. I think you have wonderful additions. Especially number 27; I think it goes for the mind too.”
“Another example of our failed illusion. Democracy has morphed into theatre, where show and egos reign supreme. Its time to reinvent how we run our communities. It is no longer appropriate that two points of view battle to the death - there are real problems to be solved that will take tolerance and wisdom to solve.”
RepublicansAreFail on Aug 31, 2012 at 19:38:29
“What? Of course 2 points of view will continue to battle to the death. That's what democracy is.”
“How ironic. Old dinosaurs fighting to be chosen by killing other peoples choice.
No child should be born unwanted.”
straightuptalker on Aug 21, 2012 at 06:00:29
“"No child should be born unwanted."
Nor should they be killed in the womb because they were conceived by two, obviously irresponsible, so-callled adults whom couldn't take the time to make sure their unguarded moment of passion wouldn't end up reproducing another life.”
“Problem: Climate change
Cause: Too much greed, ignorance, arrogance and apathy.
Solution: Cultural change, at personal, community and country levels.
The 'winner-looser' mindset no longer serves the world and will only perpetuate war and suffering. We need to change to a 'win-win' attitude, i.e. outcomes to decisions must benefit all in the long term.
PS: Making this a political/religious debate only distracts us from the core issues - please stop.”
“Violence permeates our world, and will only continue unless we adopt a higher level of thinking.
To start, we need to drop the separatist language, ie 'us' vs 'them', 2nd amendment vs the proliferation of deadly weapons, psychopaths vs 'normal'. These categories enforce a 'we are right and they are wrong' attitude.
We are all in this together, and we each have a responsibility to the collective well being.”
megancate on Jul 21, 2012 at 03:25:20
NoTownKasper on Jul 21, 2012 at 02:01:11
“Fun Fact: One group -is- right and the rest are wrong. That is the nature of divided opinions vs truth.
Now, I won't claim to know who is right and who is wrong...but the fact still remains, -SOMEONE- is right...and the rest are wrong.
Drop the "We are all One" drivel, hippie, it's just making you weak.”