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Albert Fuglsang-Madsen

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The purpose of life?

At some point I think we all realise that life is created from the same building blocks. That your brain, your nerves, veins and blood all consist of atoms and quarks. And at some point in time, quarks binded together forming specifik particles, which again grouped up to become molecules of different sizes. These different particles fell randomly together and created masses of different types; liquids, solids, gasses etc.

But at some point, these atoms (randomly?) formed a chlorophyl molecule that could absorb other particles, and use them to grow. They could integrate particles in their "group" of particles, and let out a smaller amount than the absorbed. But is this some sort of "will" of particles? If what they wanted was to gather in bigger and bigger clumps, why would life as we know it be created? If atoms at some point created a blue print, and at the same time some atoms randomly formed a ribosome, and it turned out that the ribosome for some reason was randomly created in the way that it could read the blueprint, and gather the nucleotides neccesary to build what the plan explained - Why would these systems start working together? What was their purpose of working together?

Biologists usually tell us that the reason life is here is to reproduced, but that is the purpose of ANIMALS and all other creatures able to reproduce. What's the purpose of atoms? And why did they chose to work together in a system? What's in it for them? These systems that keep running in endless cycles, were they just created by randomness?

It's funny to think about that one of the part achievements of life was the creation of a mind being able to reflect on its own existence.

Afterall, I believe whatever this will of atoms is, that is truly divine. That's why everything exists. Maybe God is just chance? A natural, automatical balance of life that prevents some existences to fill more than others?


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    Apr 12 2013: Personally, I don't believe in reason (in the meaning of goal).
    Life isn't here to reproduce, it is here because it reprodeced. The atoms didn't chose to work together, forces around them (the electric force) entangled them together.
    Think of all the ~10^20 planets without life. Could someone over there say "we don't have life, it is not miraculess"?. The fact that you are alive enables you to wonder upon this question. Because we won this lottory of life we can be amazed by the small chance it had to succeed.

    In a deeper level, a purpose of something is the purpose you give it, as an example, a purpose of a wooden chair could be either a nice place to sit, or a thing to burn to keep warm.
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      Apr 12 2013: It was something like that I was looking for, thank you. I think I agree with your answer
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        Apr 12 2013: Sure thing, Albert. Always fun to have your views appriciated.
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          Apr 12 2013: RE: "Bob Dylan sang. . . "
          There is a reason Bob capitalized the word "Lord" in his lyrics:
          "You’re gonna have to serve somebody, yes indeed
          You’re gonna have to serve somebody
          Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord
          But you’re gonna have to serve somebody." You say his message is that it does not matter which we serve, the devil or the Lord, so long as we serve somebody? You have it about as wrong as it can get. Nothing matters more than who we serve in this life. Remember, this is a debate. We are looking at the many sides of a question. I allow you to have your opinion, I expect the same courtesy from you. Thank you!
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        Apr 12 2013: Albert, when you post a debate you are not looking for a particular answer or opinion. A debate is a free and open discussion of vastly varying views. As the one who posted this always invigorating debate topic you should be ready for views not identical to yours. There are 7-billion humans on Earth. So, when you say to Mr. Zagury, ". . . it was something like that I was looking for." it indicates that you may have not worded your post correctly. Perhaps you should have asked, "Please respond if you believe that there is no reason for existence?" Then I would have known not reply, and we all would save time.
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          Apr 12 2013: (Sorry for lack of connection but there is a limited amount of levels)
          I did not debated your belief, just your interpetation of Dylan's song. The Lord is spelled with a capital "L", because this is how it spelled, just as My name is spelled with a capital "Z". In my eyes the intention isn't that the Lord and the devil are equal, it is that it doesn't matter, because you are forced to serve, and your options are just who or what.

          Edward, Albert didn't started with an answer, he was looking for one. ". . . it was something like that I was looking for." meaning it was a satisfying answer.
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          Apr 12 2013: Edward,
          You instruct Albert that he..... "should be ready for views not identical to yours". Just as you Edward "should be ready for views not identical to yours"?

          I suggest that Mr. Zagury's comment was a little more open minded than your first comment, and perhaps THAT is what Albert was refering to regarding "something like that I was looking for".

          I think/feel Albert's post was worded just fiine, and we all have a choice to respond.....or not:>)

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