What is the purpose of life? If we are just matter and energy, then are we really countous? If I kill someone, what do they care. See, the point I am trying to get to is this. We value life because there is something higher.
Gamish said:well, we can say things like "the purpose of like is to follow human nature", but still, why do we have the WIll to live? As some argue, we are not contius beings, we are indeed not awar of our own existence, so then, when is the purpose in morality? Will I tell 2 robots to get along? No, they are not contius.
selfAdjoint said:We are descended from a long line of beings who, by definition, survived long enough to have offspring. The ones who were prone to suicide died preferentially without issue. So we have inherited our ancestor's propensity to go on living. Intelligence is just a complication of this. Intelligent beings in some fragile moment of their lives may decide to commit suicide and do it, but the overwhelming majority continue the inherited propensity, no matter how miserable their lives may be.
Gamish, as I said earlier, we have had several good discussions on both the fact and theory of evolution ... please visit the Biology section of PF to join in these discussions.Gamish said:Don't tell me you believe in Evolution?
And hence war disproves God?We value life because there is something higher.