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December 27, 2011

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KennyBania

Carl Sagan is the tits.

Jeff

From the Sagan video:
"We are the custodians of life's meaning."
"...knowledge is preferable to ignorance. Better by far to embrace to the hard truth than a reassuring fable."

Let me first say that I agree with everything Sagan said in this clip. There's no doubt I'd rather have an understanding of our actual circumstances than be placated with a reassuring fable.

However, it's one thing to look at the world that way when you're life is ahead of you. But I wonder if Sagan, in his waning moments, held out some hope or faith that there might be more to this life than organisms reproducing and dying in chaotic fashion. I wonder if he hoped for something beyond this life.

Because it's hard to fully embrace the view he espoused without realizing there really isn't any meaning to life and, when it's over, it's over. No matter what you accomplished while alive, no matter how good you were to the people in your life, it makes no difference in the end. That's a pretty bleak thought.

Anyway, happy new year!

Vandelay

Well I think he just means that the universe doesn't owe us a purpose, Jeff. It doesn't even know we're here. Won't know when we're gone. We're not in it...we're part of it.

But we can make our own purpose and certainly live on in the hearts of our children and others that we're close to without having to dive into anything supernatural. I mean, he's been dead for like 15 years and he's still making a difference as far as I'm concerned.

Mr. Kruger

Because it's hard to fully embrace the view he espoused without realizing there really isn't any meaning to life and, when it's over, it's over.

does basking in silvery light on field of clouds with playing shitty harp music really have that much meaning?

beats studio

Wise man have their mouths in their hearts, fools have their hearts in their mouths.

mytermpaper.net

whats wrong with tubes today?? few times try to watch videos - unsuccesful ((

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