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    Why does anything exist?

    Why do we exist?

    Why does the Universe exist?

    Why are we able to be conscious?

    Why does anything exist?

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    Why don't you have your Homer avatar?
    "All my heroes are dead" - John Zorn

    "It's not selfish if you hate yourself"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faust View Post
    Why don't you have your Homer avatar?
    Why did you reply to my thread? What was your underlying motive?

    Homer does not ask such questions, he takes everything as a given.

    I have changed my avatar to Homer, now what?

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    Why as in for what purpose/to what end, or why as in consequent to what/qua how?

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    I don't believe there is an answer to "why" - only perceptions of peoples' personal truths. We just "are". The need for an answer to "why" seems to be in vain. It's simply unproductive. Better to just move on and figure out what you (understood) want to do with your life and get it done.
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    Why does anything exist? Some things exist because other things existed and something decided to copy it because it got something else prestige, power, and congress.
    For some, "how", not "why", is the fundamental unit of measure for curiosity. This divergence is neither parallel, nor straight. Where one might have a "why?-5" problem, it might only be a "how?-2" question. But then, there are also many things where the "why?" is immediately obvious but the "how?" is best measured in centuries of perpetual wonder. Both approaches have their drawbacks.

    If one is superior, the other is unaware of it.

    --Meditations on Uncertainty Vol ξ(x)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaDaMan View Post
    Why do we exist?

    Why does the Universe exist?

    Why are we able to be conscious?

    Why does anything exist?
    42?



    When are you releasing the answer key?


    I might come back to this thread later with a more serious answer :P

    ^because I have the answers.

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    Because I exist, that's why. If you like it then you'd better hope I stick around.

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    Because it wants to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaDaMan View Post
    Why does anything exist?
    It's really the most astonishing thing that anything exists at all. It leads a person to wonder just what exactly is going on here... What kind of cosmic joke is this?
    It gives me sympathy for the people who turn to the supernatural... but even those explanations only kick the problem down the road.

    I doubt the question will ever be answered with any satisfaction.
    Violence is never the right answer, unless used against heathens and monsters.

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