Reality (General)

by Balance_Maintained @, U.S.A., Monday, August 12, 2019, 01:43 (73 days ago) @ David Turell

Tony: I'm not sure I grasp it all right now. So often these things sit on the edge of my ability to articulate for quite some time. I think in some way, I am questioning our way of looking at the universe. We have it clumped as organic and inorganic, living and non-living, and everything non-living is just big dumb dirt. But our dumb dirt is, in its own way, just as rich and complex as living creatures. I am still trying to work through it. I will try to argue it more clearly later.

I strongly doubt dumb dirt is in any way conscious.

And I am not claiming that it is, any more than we claim that our cells are. However, our dumb unconscious cells somehow work together to produce, or at least support, consciousness. If it is possible that our dumb cells do it, why is it impossible on a higher level?

What is the purpose of living? How about, 'to reduce needless suffering. It seems to me to be a worthy purpose.

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