It could have been Cthulhu! You never know for certain! Cthulhu and modern theoretical particle physics trump reason!! Have you ever heard of what these new scientists, that publish papers at universities, are finding in their particle accelerators? It's called quantum de-coherence and non-locality! And it means that god could exist for sure, but we cannot prove it so, I guess I don't know, but I do know that you don't know, of that I am sure, that you can't be sure, for certain. I'm positive!
I do not think that quantum de-coherence and non-locality say any thing about or agianst the existence and nature of God unless God is a quantum phenomena, in which case it wouldn't really be God.
Right-e-o! Damn, I thought I fooled you with my quantum phantasmagoria and gobbledy-gook.
Now that you know that I know perhaps we can have a real conversation.
Are you into quantum phantasmagoria and gobbledy-gook? Why?
Cue theramin. *waves hands in a gyrating fashion*
I like your reasoning. I have a theory of natural meaning, purpose, causality. A honey bee gets up in the morning, rubs its hands together and thinks, "where's the food?" or "where's the water?" or "where's the sex?" and flies away sticking his proboscis into every flower it can find, in the process, finding food and water and pollinating flora all around it. He also finds a mate now and then. That is the natural theory of meaning ...
Erm, I believe that honeybees (at least the workers who go out foraging) are female. As usual the women are doing all the work while the males sit at home making noise.
Oh, I didn't know that!
Worker bees are all female and they never have sex; only queens and drones get to do that. Well, plus a bee pollinating fauna would be very impressive indeed, and probably extremely irritating.
Apart from that, I take your point, Joan. The meaning of life is propagation. Some animals have big enough brains to get bored with just that, so they make up their own stuff to do.
And some of them make up religions.
Jason, I am so glad you corrected my errors; no one benefits by faulty information. I am also glad you understand what I was trying to convey. I especially like the way you worded human being's having brains and making "up their own stuff to do". Right again.
Oh! I didn't realize until just now that I used the word "fauna"! Yikes! now every one knows how stupid I am. I can just imagine a bee pollinating a bull.
Jason, you are a jewel!