Re: Existential Risk and Fermi's Paradox

From: Norman Noman (
Date: Tue Jun 19 2007 - 15:27:39 MDT

> if a truly rational being accepts that there is no
> creator/mysticism/purpose then what is the point?
> Evolution generates its own purpose; survival. But a
> rational being will not be able to deceive itself for
> long if the universe really is devoid of higher
> purpose.

Your desire for a point is as pointless as your desire for survival.
Nihilism is not a moral philosophy which leads to suicide, it is a
philosophy without moral direction at all. Minds are machines, and machines
do not need a purpose in order to function.

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