The following questions and answers have all been fished directly from the Thought Pool and typed out while they were still wet and flapping about. The question will likely arise, 'Who is asking the questions? Who is answering?' A very good question! As usual, when we really look closely into it, we have no idea who is doing either.
Q: What do you think about your death, any feeling at all? Do you have any goals? What would you like this world to see? What is it that moves you to smile?
A: Death never happens, as there isn't really ever anyone that is 'alive'. The molecules of the Cosmos just shift from one form to another, holding this pattern for a few years, then that pattern, then another pattern ..... on and on it goes until entropy happens, in which there are no patterns, the universe equivalent of the ripples on the top of a pond settling down to stillness. None of the patterns is owned by any entity that is 'alive'.
There isn't any I to have any goals, to smile, or to want.
Various forms that are appearing appear to be working towards goals, all of which are variations of the central motivating force which is 'be-live-survive-procreate' but ultimately they are all totally futile. Entropy is inevitable.
Human (and some other ape and monkey species) faces appear to be smiling for various reasons, but really the emotion patterns are completely unrelated to the stories that thought comes up with to explain them. They are just a cyclical pattern, like seasons. Sometimes sadness comes, sometimes happiness, sometimes anger, sometimes calm ..... etc. Then thought makes up a story to explain 'why' but that is always just a story. There is no 'why' to the patterns just as there is no 'why' to the weather. A meteorologist might say, 'oh yes there is, it is because of this temperature, this level of atmospheric pressure and this amount of moisture in the air' and then you ask the meteoroligist, 'OK, so why that level of atmospheric pressure and why this amount of moisture in the air and why that temperature?' Follow any chain of scientific reasoning back far enough and you always reach The Big Bang, which the scientists will then admit just happened without any reason.
Worlds do not have eyes.
Q: What is white and sits in a tree?
A: Freddy Fridge.
Q: Don't you think it is unnatural what human beings are doing to the planet? Pollution, resource depletion, global warming, genetically modified organisms, etc?
A: How can something that happens be unnatural? Nature is all there is. Human beings are a natural species. Whatever that species happens to do is that species playing out its existence naturally.
Let us take another species as an example, say blue-green algae. Before their appearance on the scene, the Earth had no oxygen in its atmosphere. The 'natural' state of the atmosphere was a distinct lack of oxygen. Then along came this crazy upstart species and totally ruined the planet's atmosphere with their reckless photosynthesis, filling the atmosphere with this 'totally unnatural' gas.
Out of order or what!?
Sounds a bit stupid, doesn't it? But suggesting that human activity is 'unnatural' is the same thing. Sometimes a species arrives and alters the state of a planet. That is all. The idea that the human species doing it is 'unnatural' can only be entertained if it is for some reason assumed that the human species is not a part of nature. This Naked Ape crowd that happens to have evolved on Blue Planet 13,879,876,902 is not a part of nature.
Someone had better inform Central Control.
Q: You seem to have no moral values. If we live as you say, then won't we all just become thieves and murderers?
A: First of all, no instructions at all have been given about 'how to live'. What would be the point? There isn't anyone available to heed or follow any instructions. So there is no possibility of anyone 'living as I say', even if some instructions had been given. Now on to the question of thieves and murderers. If the human body that is currently being misunderstood to be 'you' does not currently engage in theft or murder, then it is extremely unlikely that it will suddenly start thieving or murdering because the delusion that there is now or ever has been a 'you' character controlling it dissolves. The opposite also holds. If that body is already a tea leaf, or fond of a spot of homicide, then the dissolution of the delusion that there is someone labelled 'you' controlling that body will not change the course of events and make that body suddenly become a law-abiding citizen.
In every human population there will be a certain percentage of the population that do not conform to the prevalent socially accepted norms of 'what is right'. This is just a statistical inevitability. No attempt to 'fix' this natural spectrum of behaviours by imposing moral values ever has worked, nor ever will work. So whether there are moral values or no moral values - it makes no difference whatsoever.
Q: What is blue and white and sits in a tree?
A: Freddy Fridge with a denim jacket on.
Q: So everything is perfect just as it is?
A: The idea 'everything is perfect' is totally meaningless. What possible meaning can the idea 'perfect' have in the absence of anything that is imperfect? Imagine that everything was the exact same colour. Let us say everything is red. Not several shades of red. Just one shade of red. Everything it the exact same shade of red. In our little scenario, it has always been this way.
Now, in such a scenario, what use would there be for the word 'red'? It would be totally redundant. The same is true of any adjective. Any assertion along the lines 'Everything is [INSERT ANY ADJECTIVE HERE]' is immediately totally meaningless.
So instead of saying 'everything is perfect' you may just as well say any old nonsense. Everything is jelly. Everything is elephant. Everything is last Wednesday......
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