meaning and assigning it.

2006-11-05 at 00:26 (musings)

we assign meaning to things so casually, i think it must be part of being human

one can say that humans’ biological purpose is to reproduce, or that they were designed to reproduce.
but we’re not designed — there’s no intentionality behind that reproduction, it’s just how things have turned out.
and purpose also suggests intent. so many words in the english language, at least, are loaded with the idea of intention.
so it’s really heard to see things without prejudice.

i think some of the reason people prefer to put creation down to a god is because they find the concept of meaninglessness scarey, or somehow unnatural perhaps. i think it’s neither.

(meta-departure:) does anyone else find the idea of the concept of meaningless ironic?


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