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18-09-2012, 03:07 PM
Question What is the ultimate Philosophy question?
By ultimate, what I mean is the most perplexing, the most important, or the the most difficult to answer. A question that we will not likely ever know the answer to.

For me, it is "Why is there something, instead of nothing?"

What is yours?

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18-09-2012, 03:08 PM
RE: What is the ultimate Philosophy question?
Is there something? Wink

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18-09-2012, 03:09 PM
RE: What is the ultimate Philosophy question?
If Parallel Universes do exist, do other Universes have guys wondering if they're sleeping with the Pamela Anderson from my Universe?

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18-09-2012, 03:16 PM
RE: What is the ultimate Philosophy question?
Can dogs look up? Tongue

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18-09-2012, 03:22 PM
RE: What is the ultimate Philosophy question?
This article sparked my curiosity in parallel universes, or planets, inside black holes
http://news.discovery.com/space/black-ho...10413.html
all just theory though, sadly.
Think about it though, how crazy would that be?
What would their quality of life be like? How would it feel being stuck in time forever and staring at the same glimpse of time in space you have been for the rest of what you know as eternity?
(Guess that's not really a philosophical question)

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18-09-2012, 03:25 PM
RE: What is the ultimate Philosophy question?
(18-09-2012 03:08 PM)nach_in Wrote:  Is there something? Wink

If you think, you are, and since you are, you are something, so there is something.

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18-09-2012, 03:31 PM
RE: What is the ultimate Philosophy question?
(18-09-2012 03:25 PM)Dark Light Wrote:  
(18-09-2012 03:08 PM)nach_in Wrote:  Is there something? Wink

If you think, you are, and since you are, you are something, so there is something.

But how do I know that I am if I think? it's a non sequitur Tongue

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18-09-2012, 03:35 PM
RE: What is the ultimate Philosophy question?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Problem_of_induction

The problem of induction is the most annoying thing religious people use to bastardize science.

They use it to show circularity.

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18-09-2012, 03:36 PM
RE: What is the ultimate Philosophy question?
(18-09-2012 03:07 PM)Dark Light Wrote:  "Why is there something, instead of nothing?"

(Since we know "nothing" is a cognitive construct, which does not exist in this universe), mine is :

Why do humans persist in thinking in those terms ?
ie : the question is not "why is there "something", the question is
"why is there a perceptual structure of something vs nothing in our brains", and does that perception reflect Reality ?

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18-09-2012, 03:36 PM
RE: What is the ultimate Philosophy question?
(18-09-2012 03:07 PM)Dark Light Wrote:  By ultimate, what I mean is the most perplexing, the most important, or the the most difficult to answer. A question that we will not likely ever know the answer to.
What is yours?

Around 4 billion years from now, the Sun will expand to fry the Earth... possibly sometime before that, the Andromeda galaxy will collide with our Milky Way. I'd love to be around for that collision, so my allotted 80 to 100 years is a bummer of a joy ride. But in regard to the species Human itself: Why bother?

Why continue when it's all just going to end anyway?

Any answer is going to be subjective. I suppose questions about life would bother you if you were to confuse subjective things with objective things the way I've noticed many Theists do.

Meh, fuck it. Drinking Beverage

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