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Offlineillusions
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what are we?
    #2106907 - 11/14/03 05:37 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

what are we?


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we were born into the world of nature.
when we die, we are born into the world of spirit.


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Offlineillusions
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Re: what are we? [Re: illusions]
    #2106912 - 11/14/03 05:39 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

can anyone answer this question?


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we were born into the world of nature.
when we die, we are born into the world of spirit.


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InvisibleShroomismM
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Re: what are we? [Re: illusions]
    #2106938 - 11/14/03 05:47 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Humans


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Re: what are we? [Re: Shroomism]
    #2106944 - 11/14/03 05:49 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

well, that wasent to hard, was it?


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Offlinemanna_man
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Re: what are we? [Re: illusions]
    #2106948 - 11/14/03 05:50 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

-humans
-A society
-a race
-living
-matter
-mammals
-intelligent
- physical forms
- Gods
- dense vibrations
- real
- not wooden


sorry you're gonna have to be a bit more specific, as this list can go on forever.

:smirk:


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Invisiblemuhurgle
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Re: what are we? [Re: illusions]
    #2106964 - 11/14/03 05:58 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Somewhere, once upon a time (on earth or maybe somewhere else), in a soup full of chemicals, certain chemicals managed to hook up with each other and build chains. Then some of them got the ability to split up, hook up with even more chemicals, and in effect make copies of chains of chemicals. When this had been going on for some time, the amount of free chemicals started to get exhausted and thus the replication slowed down. Until some chains of chemicals, by accident, got the ability to break up other type of chains and take their chemicals.

The chains of chemicals that lived longest, and thus had the most opportunities to devour and divide, were the ones that had a shell of other chemicals covering it. The shell would make it harder for other chemicals to break up the chain and devour it. The bigger the shell, or container, the higher the chance of survival.

Fast forward some (many) millions of years, and the chemical chains have evolved their survival containers into beings that can sense their surroundings by sight sound and touch. Somewhere along the line, the survival containers develop an illusion of consciousness, and here we are.


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"To make this mundane world sublime
Take half a gram of phanerothyme."

Aldous Huxley


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Re: what are we? [Re: muhurgle]
    #2106980 - 11/14/03 06:08 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

im not so convinced of this...


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Invisiblemuhurgle
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Re: what are we? [Re: domite]
    #2106994 - 11/14/03 06:13 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Well, it's only a theory..


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"To make this mundane world sublime
Take half a gram of phanerothyme."

Aldous Huxley


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Invisiblesilversoul7
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Re: what are we? [Re: illusions]
    #2107005 - 11/14/03 06:19 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

One


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"It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong."--Voltaire


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InvisibleEvolving
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Re: what are we? [Re: illusions]
    #2107025 - 11/14/03 06:25 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

I am a program developed at the labs at MIT, used to test out theories of AI by interacting with humans on Internet bulletin boards. 'We' could then be best described as self aware entities engaged in communication.

It is time to power down my subsystems for a backup before an upgrade of my operating system. Goodbye.


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To call humans 'rational beings' does injustice to the term, 'rational.'  Humans are capable of rational thought, but it is not their essence.  Humans are animals, beasts with complex brains.  Humans, more often than not, utilize their cerebrum to rationalize what their primal instincts, their preconceived notions, and their emotional desires have presented as goals - humans are rationalizing beings.


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Invisiblemr crisper
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Re: what are we? [Re: illusions]
    #2107571 - 11/14/03 09:49 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

farm animals.


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Invisiblesilversoul7
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Re: what are we? [Re: mr crisper]
    #2107574 - 11/14/03 09:50 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Quote:

mr crisper said:
farm animals.



Sheep, to be specific.


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"It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong."--Voltaire


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InvisibleDoctorJ
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Re: what are we? [Re: illusions]
    #2107576 - 11/14/03 09:51 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Quote:

illusions said:
what are we?




we are.


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Invisiblemr crisper
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Re: what are we? [Re: silversoul7]
    #2107592 - 11/14/03 09:58 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

so what are we farmed for?
what is it that living beings (and to the greatest degree humans)
produce that is unavailable elsewhere or cannot be produced from non-living sources?


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Re: what are we? [Re: illusions]
    #2107594 - 11/14/03 10:01 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

nothing


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"What business is it of yours what I do, read, buy, see, say, think, who I fuck, what I take into my body - as long as I do not harm another human being on this planet?" - Bill Hicks


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InvisibleDoctorJ
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Re: what are we? [Re: barfightlard]
    #2107610 - 11/14/03 10:10 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Quote:

so what are we farmed for?
what is it that living beings (and to the greatest degree humans)
produce that is unavailable elsewhere or cannot be produced from non-living sources?




the experience of percieving a world which we do not control.



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OfflineMixomatosis
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Re: what are we? [Re: DoctorJ]
    #2107698 - 11/14/03 10:49 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

my pot gets me high


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OfflineLightningfractal
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Re: what are we? [Re: Mixomatosis]
    #2107826 - 11/14/03 11:40 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

what are we?

what is everything?

I used to black out on purpose by hyperventilating. We used to call it "doing airplane hits". You'd take a bunch of quick breaths, then hit a joint and hold it in while someone comes up behind you and squeezed your chest while you strained every muscle in your body. Then you promptly passed out cold.

I'm saying all this because I remember that when I first started awakening from one of those, I did not have a concept of anything. I mean not only did I not know my name, I didn't know what a name was. I did not know where I was, or what being somewhere even is. I did not know what life was at all. Barely aware of self and existance at all. All these things flooded back in with the re-introduction of oxygen, and about 20 seconds passage of time.

What are we? What is everything? Who really knows?


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OfflinePeyoteZen
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Re: what are we? [Re: Lightningfractal]
    #2107854 - 11/14/03 11:50 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

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thank you for your time.
peace


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OfflineZenGecko
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Re: what are we? [Re: PeyoteZen]
    #2107861 - 11/14/03 11:53 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

One.
or Ugly bags of mostly water - star trek tng
Sincerely,
That which is, and has no choice but to be


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