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RE: seals

...life really is hollow, meaningless and pointless!
This is the inevitable conclusion that follows from rational analysis (especially evolution - which does NOT select for happiness, but does select for intense fear).

Although profoundly liberating, this can be a difficult idea to accept. Kitcher makes a valid point, many are reluctant to trade their delusion (even when they know it is a delusion) for a fear of the unknown.

In any case, your future is what you choose to make it (assuming free will - for which of course there is no evidence).

Tue, 31 Jul 2007 04:12:00 UTC | #56688