Greatest Philosophical Questions

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1 What is the meaning of life?

Easy... None... Come on, do you think there's a meaning? NO! This all happen by coincidence, is that hard to believe? If there's something I know is that life is made of coincidences, opportunities and risks...

There is no definite answer, because the meaning of life is anything you want to do with it, and the things you do to reach your goal. - ethanmeinster

The meaning of life is the sense you are giving to life. Just " know yourself " and you will know what sense to give on life.

The meaning of life is food obviously. - Catacorn

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2 Is there life beyond death?

If there was life after we're dead it would mean that death doesn't exist. It's like saying that we go from A to B, travel from here to there. Since when is death not proven? It's the only thing that is sure. I can't understand why people who believes that are crying and feeling sad after a closed relative of them are dead. If they're so sure about it why is that?

3 Is there life on other planets?

There might be another planet like earth somewhere but nobody knows for sure - Ajkloth

Is there life on THIS one?

If you come from the christian perspective, then after Adam and Eve sinned, God said that the whole universe would be cursed. If their is intelligent life on other planets why would God punish them because of what we did?

If we go from the Evolution perspective, then the chances of use existing is infinitely hugely placed against use having happened, that the chances of it happening twice... is stupidly comprehensible. Some people would say that since the universe is infinite it will eventually hold every possible thing in it. to which I reply, the universe is infinite, but matter is not (from an evolution stand point), hence my previous point stands.

Life like ours would be only possible if we can find a planet equal with the distance of earth and sun. That would be not in our galaxy but in other one. So it can be possible that life outside our galaxy exist. An other speculation is that there could be life but in another form than our life. Meaning that it would be life adapted to the circumstances of hotter, colder, chemical gasses and so on.. planets.

4 Where does it all come from?

A fermented can of prunes from WalMart.

5 How much longer will humans dominate the world?

About as this long. (from here)...(to here)

forever

6 How much truth does religion have regarding the creation of the universe?

No matter what we believe started it, we must except that something is infinitely powerful or infinite in existence. Meaning something must have created us or something must have been there, un-created since the beginning of time. If we say that a god created us, then the amount of chance, beauty and care put into the universe would make a lot more sense. If we say that matter is from the beginning of time then matter is infinite and so is time. If time is infinite, we cannot traverse infinity, so we would never be able to get to the present because their would be an infinity of time before it came to pass. Therefore time doesn't exist, or is not infinite which beckons the question, what started time. The third option is that time is a loop, which still requires an answer of what started the loop going.

Only the creation. Something has created all this.Even if everything is chemical and about reactions there's still the question what created all the chemicals ( even the most primitive and basic chemical ). Without chemicals there would never be a reaction and without reaction there would never be a chemical made. Because we cannot answer this questions we gave birth to the theory of a creator or a God ( without offending anyone, I think we made and gave birth of a God-theory ).

7 Where do we come from?
8 Where are we going to?
9 Can humans become immortal?

If someone says that they are immortal they can not prove it unless they show us the future in which they do not die. Whether or not they are immortal will still be in question right up until they die. If they don't die then it doesn't cut out the possibility that they will die in the future. End point: immortality is really intensely complex and we, as stupid humans should probably stop trying to wrap our minds around it.

I hope not! Experiences and surprises in life will lose their meaning.

"...consciousness in a computer."
Why are you convinced that consciousness does not survive physical death?
Does some citable law of physics preclude such a notion?
For that matter, can you cite any scientific discipline that EXPLAINS consciousness?

10 What determines the fate of each individual?

What makes you you apart from the circumstances around you? What about your individuality. Your free will to choose. If you ignore your individuality and free will you're in fact saying that everything is determined including your individual fate. Yourself and the circumstances that happens around you is what makes your fate. The fact is that " what determines the fate of each individual " is wrong. It should be " what makes the fate of each individual ".

The previous answer saying "Yourself and the circumstances around you." makes me think what makes you you apart from the circumstances that you are in. If nothing then we must simply except that we are just the sum of the circumstances that are presented to a raw body that is in it self an experience to other raw bodies who all have no control over who they will become because their choices are purely random or chosen because of what happened to them in the past.

I think the decisions determines in big part - MatrixGuy

Yourself and the circumstances around you.

The Contenders

11 What is the purpose of it all?

To make the best of it for yourself. The big mistake is to think that you are all or connected to all. The truth is that you just a individualistic part of all.

"The purpose of it all" is to continue to ask: "What is the purpose of it all? "
To stop asking ensures a return to savage primitivity.
Judging by certain posters, we're already well on our way.

Humanity: to question and marvel at the beauty of the universe.
The Universe: to shine beauty and splendour to humanity.

12 Is there a God?

Some people say that it is unimportant for us to now whether or not there is a god but this is wrong because if Catholics are right then all us un-believers are burning for eternity. Some say 'if your good is real then prove it to me.' But this is no more possible then proving that evolution, or the big bang is true and since it is an important thing for you to now whether or not it is true doesn't it make more sense for you to research it yourself? In the end it is all up to faith and personal experience, unless a god comes out of the sky to take all the Catholics to heaven and burn the rest of humanity for eternity... that's evidence that would be pretty hard to argue with.

There is God because God is Love. And I am sure you will not deny that there is love, that love exists if not why we live.

If our minds are limited to understand the deny or the existence of a god why should we believe in one then?

There is no God! Just prove it to me if you don't agree!

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13 What is the nature of Knowledge?

Recongnizing forms and the quantity of forms is the basic nature of knowledge.

14 How did the universe really begin?

The real question is " is there an end? ". Once you know how to answer that you can be sure that there was a beginning.

15 How can we be happy?

Just doing what makes us happy, I guess - MatrixGuy

16 To be or not to be?
17 If a tree falls in the forest, and nobody is around to hear it, does it make a sound?

I love questions such as this. It gets your brain working and leads you to think about other aspects of life. - Britgirl

Think first of where sound comes from first.

Depends on the arrogance of the person

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18 What is truth?

by claiming that there are no absolute truths... you are claiming that your statement is the absolute truth... its a contradiction in terms

There is an Absolute Truth. Only God knows it. We could understand only the relative truth, not the Absolute truth. We should search for the truth eternally. It is impossible to be told the truth to us, because we are not perfect.

We are not capable of attaining absolute truths so that claim should be edited, however ultimate truth exists and to think just because we cannot attain it disproves its existence doesn't make sense. Our minds a great at illuding us and our senses sending us down the wrong path but that's just a hypothesis.

There can be only one truth but there are maybe more realities.

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19 Is advanced AI feasible?
20 Is God a spirit or a person?

He Is Both. The Holy Spirit Is the THIRD Person Of The Blessed Trinity.

To me, if God exists, he is a human. Therefore a spirit and a person. - Lesius

He is a made up fantasy by humans!

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