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OfflineMAGnum
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Purpose
    #3137859 - 09/15/04 08:45 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Does something that exsists have to have a purpose in order to exsist?
and
Does something that has no purpose not exsist?

If these are correct, what does it mean?


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Re: Purpose [Re: MAGnum]
    #3138315 - 09/15/04 12:52 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Purpose is all subjective. Everything in nature is neutral, there is no good or bad. Some things may be more purposeful than others, but not because someone or something deemed them to be more purposeful. I think "purpose" implies that a certain thing was created to fill a certain task. For example, I don't think that the wood in trees exists to make desks, but we have given the wood a purpose by making structures out of it.


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Re: Purpose [Re: MAGnum]
    #3138486 - 09/15/04 01:44 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

I think art has a purpose
and medicine
and in the same way
love
and even government.


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Re: Purpose [Re: MAGnum]
    #3138491 - 09/15/04 01:45 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

you have to think it have a purpose in order for it to have a purpose?
and therfore nothing have a purpose, it must be thought up, ergo, no!

something that exsists don't have to have a purpose in order to exsist.
something that has no purpose may still exsist.

but does purpose exsist? :wink:


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Re: Purpose [Re: MAGnum]
    #3138493 - 09/15/04 01:46 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

the purpose is to exist


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Re: Purpose [Re: IamHungry]
    #3138498 - 09/15/04 01:47 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

why? :P


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Re: Purpose [Re: MAGnum]
    #3138968 - 09/15/04 03:59 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

purpose is an observed trait. outside observation, nothing has a purpose other than to be.


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