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01-04-2013, 11:00 AM
RE: Synthetic life.
(01-04-2013 10:55 AM)TheBeardedDude Wrote:  Life has no goals. Individual organisms may, but life has no consciousness to it as a collective entity to set any goals. In the same way that the Earth has no goals, and the universe has no goals.

Life did not originate with any goal and the very first "life" had no goals. It was a chemical process going through more chemical processes and natural selection acted upon it.

I was going to post something like that but its like banging your head against a fossilized tree. HJ will not concede that the universe doesn't have a final destination in mind.

May I help the next in line please!

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01-04-2013, 12:12 PM
RE: Synthetic life.
(01-04-2013 11:00 AM)Full Circle Wrote:  
(01-04-2013 10:55 AM)TheBeardedDude Wrote:  Life has no goals. Individual organisms may, but life has no consciousness to it as a collective entity to set any goals. In the same way that the Earth has no goals, and the universe has no goals.

Life did not originate with any goal and the very first "life" had no goals. It was a chemical process going through more chemical processes and natural selection acted upon it.

I was going to post something like that but its like banging your head against a fossilized tree. HJ will not concede that the universe doesn't have a final destination in mind.

May I help the next in line please!

Why should I concede to an assertion?

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01-04-2013, 12:35 PM
RE: Synthetic life.
(01-04-2013 12:12 PM)Heywood Jahblome Wrote:  
(01-04-2013 11:00 AM)Full Circle Wrote:  I was going to post something like that but its like banging your head against a fossilized tree. HJ will not concede that the universe doesn't have a final destination in mind.

May I help the next in line please!

Why should I concede to an assertion?

Because it is an observation, not an assertion.

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01-04-2013, 12:50 PM
RE: Synthetic life.
(01-04-2013 12:12 PM)Heywood Jahblome Wrote:  
(01-04-2013 11:00 AM)Full Circle Wrote:  I was going to post something like that but its like banging your head against a fossilized tree. HJ will not concede that the universe doesn't have a final destination in mind.

May I help the next in line please!

Why should I concede to an assertion?

I like that you don't concede HJ (notice no neg rep from me).
I don't understand why, in the face of all the scientific knowledge our species has gathered, but you are who you are. Maybe you'll de-convert someday and maybe you won't, in the meantime we'll continue to discuss.

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01-04-2013, 04:32 PM
RE: Synthetic life.
(01-04-2013 12:12 PM)Heywood Jahblome Wrote:  
(01-04-2013 11:00 AM)Full Circle Wrote:  I was going to post something like that but its like banging your head against a fossilized tree. HJ will not concede that the universe doesn't have a final destination in mind.

May I help the next in line please!

Why should I concede to an assertion?


Because of the complete and utter lack of evidence for your position.

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