On 26 November 2013 12:32, Stathis Papaioannou <stath...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 25 November 2013 23:17, Alberto G. Corona <agocor...@gmail.com> wrote: > > 2013/11/25 Stathis Papaioannou <stath...@gmail.com> > >> On 25 November 2013 12:35:50 am AEDT, Samiya Illias wrote: > >> > >> Bruno asks: "Should we search, or not, for a reason behind the physical > >> reality?" > >> > >> We must, otherwise this life itself doesn't make any sense. There has to > >> be a purpose, and there has to be some sort of an outcome. > >> > >> But why can't life lack sense and purpose? What logical or empirical law > >> would that break? > > > > You implicitly are saying: > > > > 1) The only and certain purpose is to act according with the laws. So > there > > is a purpose, although not personal purpose > > 2)These laws are ultimate causes and conform the matter, make it be, so > as > > such, They are beyond and prior to nature, that is, They are > sobrenatural. > > and > > 3)All the Laws are known. > > I'm saying that there is no logical reason why there should be any > purpose to life. What "purpose" means is pretty vague but I take it as > something over and above your (1). Atheists may find "purpose" in, > say, living a happy life or contributing to society, but there is no > logical reason for those things to happen either. > A purpose to life presupposes something like God. Only sentient beings have purposes, at least if the word is being used in its generally accepted sense. Wiktionary gives... 1. An object <http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/object> to be reached<http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/reach>; a target <http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/target>; an aim<http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/aim>; a goal <http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/goal>. 2. A result that is desired; an intention<http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/intention> . 3. The act of intending <http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/intend> to do something; resolution <http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/resolution>; determination <http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/determination>. 4. The subject <http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/subject> of discourse<http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/discourse>; the point at issue <http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/issue>. 5. The reason <http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/reason> for which something is done, or the reason it is done in a particular way. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.