what’s the point

The universe may or may not end at some point. If it doesn’t end, then what’s the point of life since any lifetime is finite and hence negligible? If it does end, then even more so, what’s the point of progress and advancement? What’s the performance objective of life, if there is implicitly one?

Could it be that the objective is to maximize the perturbation to the universe, through some combination of genetics and memetics, in case it doesn’t end? More offsprings, more perturbation through biology; make more “difference” to the world, more perturbation through culture? That would be one secular response in favor of the here-and-now, compared to the alternative, somewhat ascetic objective of seeking inner satisfaction.


  1. April 16th, 2010 | 12:34

    There’s no point in life.

  2. me
    April 16th, 2010 | 13:40

    Well that’s good to know and I even agree (with caveats), but people certainly behave like there is a point. I’m trying to back out what that is.

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