Why are we living? LO30758

From: leo minnigh (minnigh@dds.nl)
Date: 11/06/03

Replying to LO30754 --

Dear At,

What a pleasure to see signs of a recovered man. Perhaps our gladness
is why you are living.

About 10 years ago I had the following text as screen saver on my PC:

"We are living to teach and we think to become wiser of it" (the text
was in Dutch and in that language there is an undertone of irony in

I received so much comments on that text from people who visited my
office that I removed it. The strange thing is that as soon one thinks
or says something about the reasons why we live, immediately religion
pops up.Why???

At, your question is perhaps the oldest question on earth. It is a
deep question, but it is also a strange question. Now, 10 years after
my screen saver, I think differently. And I will explain via another

"Why is there gravity?"

One can answer this question with physics- because of the mass of the
earth. But that answer does not satisfy me, because one will
immediately ask ´why is there an earth?' No, these answers are all too

I think that the question of At implies a REASON. And why should there
be a reason? Life is intrinsic to this world, it is simply there.The
same with sand grains and atoms and other elementary particles.

But if you are not satisfied with this view, and if you alway need a
reason and a goal, my answer to At'question is:

Because of entropy production.

Good health and much learning to everybody

Leo Minnigh


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