Sunday, July 17, 2016

To Quote

George H. Smith
"It is not my purpose to convert people to atheism...but to demonstrate that the belief in God is irrational to the point of absurdity. If a person wishes to continue believing in a god, that is his prerogative, but he can no longer excuse his belief in the name of reason and moral necessity."

Lawrence Krauss
A belief in a god is just irrelevant to science. Science is how we understand reality.


Desire/instinct verse best rational behavior, like the eat/not eat of the epigenetic switched overeater, is a dilemma we face. It come down to choice. I no longer have the excuse of not understanding the real problem. To continue to eat as my instinct/desire demands is not rational behavior, yet the body wants what the body wants. I have studied this now, and understand, so I can no longer just eat until the desire leaves and claim to be rational.  Oh well.  Sugar and overeating sets the epigenetic switch, once in a lifetime.

We are driven forward at a cellular level. We do not have a choice but forward or die. The only meaning in life is what ever we paint on it; family, community, religion, business, education, knowledge, truth, what ever get you out of bed in the morning. We are just opportunistic organism living on a big rock. Meaning of/in life is a human construct. A concept, nothing more, and yet it gives satisfaction, contentment. Just because we can have a concept does not mean that it is real.  

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