What is the secret to life?

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What is the secret to life?
« on: 12/05/2009 10:30:02 »
Rowan Padayachee asked the Naked Scientists:
   What is the Secret to life ?
What do you think?

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Offline Don_1

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« Reply #1 on: 12/05/2009 10:39:31 »
I'm not telling, it's a secret!
If brains were made of dynamite, I wouldn't have enough to blow my nose.

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« Reply #2 on: 12/05/2009 10:47:08 »
LOVE

"Life is not measured by the number of Breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

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« Reply #3 on: 12/05/2009 22:05:28 »
42

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« Reply #4 on: 12/05/2009 23:25:56 »
Not to think too much about what life is all about and why we are here. If you do you spend too much time mooning about getting depressed instead of living life to the full. So basically, just get on with it.
Give a man a fire and he is warm for a day, set a man on fire and he is warm for the rest of his life.

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« Reply #5 on: 12/05/2009 23:40:35 »
42 is the answer to life, the universe and everything. Not the secret of life. Sorry.  [;D]

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« Reply #6 on: 12/05/2009 23:47:04 »
Possibly along a similar vein, I was wondering about souls while I was going home on the tube the other day, and how, without fail, every single person born in the world seems to have a soul.

Although, I wouldn't know what a soul-less person looked like, or acted like. Would they have no personality? No ability to reason? No emotion?

So, where does the soul come from? Maybe it's not 'supernatural' at all, and is part of the chemical make-up of all beings. Assuming soul-less people cannot exist, I can see no other logical explanation.

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« Reply #7 on: 13/05/2009 05:39:46 »
I am sorry, but I am not self-aware.

Can't you tell.
The mind is like a parachute. It works best when open.  -- A. Einstein

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« Reply #8 on: 13/05/2009 06:33:48 »
and how, without fail, every single person born in the world seems to have a soul.

Although, I wouldn't know what a soul-less person looked like, or acted like. Would they have no personality? No ability to reason? No emotion?

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 Assuming soul-less people cannot exist

There might be some people in correctional services that would disagree.


"Demand me nothing. What you know, you know.
From this time forth I never will speak word."
Iago....


... often considered to be amoral.

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« Reply #9 on: 13/05/2009 07:07:14 »
Can you help me solve Hilbert's sixteenth problem?
When you get an answer I'll tell you the secret. [:)]

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« Reply #10 on: 13/05/2009 09:14:47 »
So, where does the soul come from? Maybe it's not 'supernatural' at all, and is part of the chemical make-up of all beings. Assuming soul-less people cannot exist, I can see no other logical explanation.

Isn't this verging on the unstated major premise that souls actually exist? I don't think that they do - it is merely a human interpretation and compartmentalisation of an individual's character traits that by consensus, people have decided to call "soul" (in English, at least).

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« Reply #11 on: 14/05/2009 09:26:36 »
Gravity!
Science is continually evolving. Nothing is set in stone. Question everything and everyone. Always consider vested interests as a reason for miss-direction. But most of all explore and find answers that you are comfortable with

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« Reply #12 on: 14/05/2009 10:54:18 »
Beer!