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#26 2009-12-06 20:05:47

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Re: Purpose of life????

Do you believe in reincarnation?

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#27 2009-12-07 05:15:35

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Re: Purpose of life????

Yes


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#28 2009-12-07 18:51:29

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Re: Purpose of life????

I totally believe. Actually I've, more or less, had experience. I have all these memories that I've never even done. I get strange senses from history, well some parts of history. Not everything. Like I'll see something history based and just feel like I was there. I was at a da Vinci exhibition and I totally knew what he was talking about. Well, mostly, not the weird religious stuff.


People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
~ Anton Chekhov
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#29 2010-01-25 04:41:04

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Re: Purpose of life????

Curly: You know what the secret of life is?
Mitch: No, what?
Curly: This.
Mitch: Your finger?
Curly: One thing. Just one thing. You stick to that and everything else don't mean s*h*i*t.
Mitch: That's great, but what's the one thing?
Curly: That's what you've got to figure out.




It may come from a silly movie that I only half remember, but it's a quote that I'll never forget for the length of my life.  I even wrote a paper for college centered around it.


I think, therefore you are.

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#30 2010-01-25 08:21:13

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Re: Purpose of life????

I like the idea of reincarnation, but you might have to sit out a few innings before you get back into the game.


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#31 2010-01-25 11:01:50

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Re: Purpose of life????

I was at a da Vinci exhibition

Everyone who believes in reincarnation did something important in their past lives.  roflol


"In the real world, this would be a problem.  But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist.  So we'll go ahead and do that now..."

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#32 2010-01-25 11:38:25

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Re: Purpose of life????

Recently I had a dream that I was a Russian ballerina in the late 19th century. Or maybe it was early 20th century. But then everyone in my dream turned into vampires and tried to eat me. I think John E. Franklin might have something there, that it might take a while before you get reincarnated after you die. But anyway, back to life, everyone has different views on it's purpose, but man may never truly know.


People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
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#33 2010-01-25 12:18:26

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Re: Purpose of life????

Yes tigeree, if you sit out for some time, this might allow it to agree with other religions too in some twist.


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#34 2010-01-25 14:41:37

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Re: Purpose of life????

Everyone who believes in reincarnation did something important in their past lives.

I didn't, nor is it likely I will in this life either. How do you define important?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#35 2010-01-25 16:33:49

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Re: Purpose of life????

How do you define important?

Vaguely.


"In the real world, this would be a problem.  But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist.  So we'll go ahead and do that now..."

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#36 2010-01-25 16:36:17

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Re: Purpose of life????

A little vague but still a good answer. It keeps me from responding.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#37 2010-01-26 20:25:12

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Re: Purpose of life????

What if it doesn't take you a hundred years, or whatever, to come back? I don't think I did anything important last time round, either. I had something important to say and now I can't remember what it was.


People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
~ Anton Chekhov
Cheer up, emo kid.

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#38 2010-01-27 14:05:27

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Re: Purpose of life????

The next person who veers from the topic will be zapped into the 16th dimension.

Eastern cultures are very heavy into reincarnation. They also represent the majority of the worlds population.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#39 2010-01-27 20:27:33

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16th dimension? Yes please! I'm too old for this era/world. Cause I forgot what I was going to say? That's hardly veering. Not all Easterns, I know a load of people who reckon their gunna go to heaven.
If their were a 'God' we would've proved it by now. And I'm not talking proof like crazed people.


People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
~ Anton Chekhov
Cheer up, emo kid.

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#40 2010-01-27 20:40:41

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Re: Purpose of life????

If their were a 'God' we would've proved it by now.

Many people already have enough proof. Most people on earth do believe in some form of superior being.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#41 2010-01-27 21:03:46

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Re: Purpose of life????

I know but they can't prove that kind of belief, superior being's probably some alien.


People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
~ Anton Chekhov
Cheer up, emo kid.

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#42 2010-01-28 13:33:07

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Re: Purpose of life????

Maybe, but plenty of people have seen the devil and if he exists so does God.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#43 2010-01-28 19:40:06

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Re: Purpose of life????

Not necessarily, there may be many names for the same thing, but no one can prove that it actually exists.


People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
~ Anton Chekhov
Cheer up, emo kid.

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#44 2010-01-28 19:51:10

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Re: Purpose of life????

You don't have to prove everything beyond the shadow of doubt. This isn't math or a court of law. A feeling is enough, a preponderance of evidence.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#45 2010-01-28 20:30:56

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Re: Purpose of life????

But, it's just totally not evidence. Fine believe whatever you want, tis of no concern of mine. But believe me, Joan of Arc was just crazy.

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People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
~ Anton Chekhov
Cheer up, emo kid.

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#46 2010-01-29 03:23:02

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Re: Purpose of life????

There are zillions of possible set-ups to this amazing trip.
Just enjoy it.
And be kind to your fellow animals.


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#47 2010-01-29 17:09:25

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Re: Purpose of life????

believe me, Joan of Arc was just crazy.

I looked her up on Wikipedia, it doesn't say anything about crazy, so there.

It is a mistake to say that, now the burden of proof is on you to prove her crazy.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#48 2010-01-29 21:51:40

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Re: Purpose of life????

Matt Groening proved she was crazy, wait, no it was my history textbook. Our government is so cheap. Not literally.


People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
~ Anton Chekhov
Cheer up, emo kid.

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#49 2010-01-30 15:27:47

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Re: Purpose of life????

Okay, who the heck is Matt Groening and why should I believe him?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#50 2010-01-31 11:56:51

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Re: Purpose of life????

Are you kidding? You live in America and you don't know? He's one of the most famous animators ever. He created the Simpsons, don't y'know? He didn't exactly prove that God doesn't exists, but more or less, that Joan of Arc was crazy. And you should believe him because he's one of the most trusted people in America, I think. Anyway, instead of reincarnation I'd like to spend eternity as a ghost, in a graveyard, I guess. Or haunting someone out of a house.

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People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
~ Anton Chekhov
Cheer up, emo kid.

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