Replying to LO30790 --
Thankyou for your reply. You wrote
>Your "OUR" -- whom does it include? All fellow learners subscribed to the
>LO-list? All humans living today? All humans
>back to six thousand years ago? All humans since the emergence of Homo
>sapiens from Homo erectus? All species (like
>Australopithecus africanus) of the family Hominidae of which all became
>extinct (the missing links!) except Homo sapiens?
>All species of the order Primata? Can we exclude the three great ape
>species (Gorilla, Chimpanazee, Orang-Utang) since
>humankind may be responsible for their future extinction, i.e., they will
>also have become "missing links"?
>Why can we exclude humankind from all the other primata, what to speak of
>other life forms,
>when answering the question "why are we living?"
My "OUR" derives from your "we" :-). So perhaps my answer to your
question must be that my answer to who the "OUR" is must be your
answer to whoever the "we" is :-). To whom do you refer with your
On the other hand perhaps the whole Kosmos (where Kosmos = the
totality of the material and spiritual dimensions of reality) IS
itself the answer to why we are living :-)? Perhaps, in the context of
this Kosmos that plays the Ocean to our wave, each of us lives in
order to come to know directly within ourselves the answer to just
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