The Meaning of Life
November 5, 2001 8:16 AM   Subscribe

The Meaning of Life and, of course, The Meaning of Life, Part II.
posted by swift (9 comments total)
• On a related note, if you could care less about the meaning of life because there are so many more important issues, like watching Survivor III, click here.
posted by marc-hamilton at 8:37 AM on November 5, 2001

click here

<panicked>Where?! Where?!</panicked>
posted by iceberg273 at 8:41 AM on November 5, 2001

Oh, great. So life could have more than one meaning. Sheesh. Now what do I do?
posted by kokogiak at 8:50 AM on November 5, 2001

I read everything and it just left me hanging. Really, what is the meaning of life? Er...other than the fact that it is exactly what you perceive it to be....
posted by samsara at 8:55 AM on November 5, 2001

"One thing," says Curly.
posted by MrMoonPie at 9:06 AM on November 5, 2001

Must... resist... Python... reference...
posted by moss at 10:22 AM on November 5, 2001

sorry moss: a-fish, a-fish, a-fishy ooh.
good stuff swift, like it!
will bookmark for later.
posted by asok at 10:35 AM on November 5, 2001

Geez! And here all this time I thought the meaning of life was getting it on with naked women. What a fool I've been.
posted by ZachsMind at 10:28 PM on November 5, 2001

Some good meme-bursters in the first part, but nothing new or exciting.

As for the second part: there are some interesting ideas there, riding just ahead of the wavefront of science. Matter is a property of consciousness and the universe is bootstrapping itself. Yep: it's just the ever-retreating god phenomenon again.

If this site didn't claim so much, it might be worth a read. If you go in there looking for what it claims, you won't find anything. If you want meaning you can believe in, construct your own ontology instead. It's better fun and usually allows you to get away with more stuff.
posted by walrus at 4:38 AM on November 6, 2001

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