<table cellspacing='0' cellpadding='0' border='0' background='none' style='font-family:arial;font-size:10pt;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);width:100%;'><tr><td valign='top' style='font: inherit;'>>In fact, why would death stop allegedly giving meaning to life if life<br>>is 40 years long rather than 20? Or 400? Or 40,000?<br><br>exactly, and since every atom will most likely collapse eventually (as you seem to also point to in your email) you can always say you're NOT immortal =] so the alleged "meaning" would still stay there (mostly :) )<br><br><br>Marcos.<br><br>--- Em <b>ter, 10/6/08, Stefano Vaj <i><email@example.com></i></b> escreveu:<br><blockquote style="border-left: 2px solid rgb(16, 16, 255); margin-left: 5px; padding-left: 5px;">De: Stefano Vaj <firstname.lastname@example.org><br>Assunto: Re: [ExI] "death gives meaning to life"<br>Para: "ExI chat list" <email@example.com><br>Data:
Terça-feira, 10 de Junho de 2008, 14:44<br><br><pre>On Mon, Jun 9, 2008 at 12:30 AM, John K Clark <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:<br>> If true then death must be the ONLY thing that gives life meaning,<br>> the one and only thing we should concern ourselves with is death,<br>> everything else is trivial. And that's about as depressing a<br>> philosophy as I can imagine!<br><br>Whatever. While one may well like arguing that death does *not* give<br>meaning to life in one sense or another, all the related arguments are<br>obviously overkill.<br><br>In fact, why would death stop allegedly giving meaning to life if life<br>is 40 years long rather than 20? Or 400? Or 40,000?<br><br>Whatever weight the idea might carry with it, it would only have a<br>relevance if one were faced with a literally *eternal* prospective,<br>"eternal" as in "continued subjectivity beyond the entropic<br>death of<br>the universe, whatever may happen in the meantime
and afterwards".<br><br>While the subject may have some philosophical appeal to some of us, it<br>has, strictly speaking, very little to do with any practical choice<br>about longevist measures. And by far the best approach, IMHO, is to<br>ridicule those who should like to make such a great fuss upon the<br>relatively trivial, and time-honoured, policy of attempting to extend<br>one's life expectancy all other things being equal.<br><br>Stefano Vaj<br>_______________________________________________<br>extropy-chat mailing list<br>email@example.com<br>http://lists.extropy.org/mailman/listinfo.cgi/extropy-chat</pre></blockquote></td></tr></table><br>
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