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Life, John Conway

 
 
Reply Fri 7 May, 2010 07:52 pm
I think this is great. If you don't know about the Game of Life, check out the more poetic side of mathematics. It's simple but sublime.
YouTube - John Conway Talks About the Game of Life Part 1
YouTube - John Conway Talks About the Game of Life Part 2
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Reply Sat 8 May, 2010 06:50 am
@Reconstructo,
Reconstructo;161487 wrote:
I think this is great. If you don't know about the Game of Life, check out the more poetic side of mathematics. It's simple but sublime.
Yes, very facinating, but those movies explains nothing, Imo it has no value at all, other than etertaining.
Reconstructo
 
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Reply Sat 8 May, 2010 09:46 pm
@HexHammer,
HexHammer;161659 wrote:
Yes, very facinating, but those movies explains nothing, Imo it has no value at all, other than etertaining.


Well, human life can be said to have no value at all, excepting entertainment value.

Some would argue that life is only justified aesthetically. If indeed there is no God and death is simply annihilation, this is quite feasible in its way.
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HexHammer
 
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Reply Sun 9 May, 2010 09:06 am
@Reconstructo,
Reconstructo;161960 wrote:
If indeed there is no God and death is simply annihilation, this is quite feasible in its way.
Smile
Erhmmm, excatly is it "quite feasible in its way" ? I never seem to grasp your ideas.
Reconstructo
 
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Reply Mon 10 May, 2010 07:25 pm
@HexHammer,
HexHammer;162148 wrote:
Erhmmm, excatly is it "quite feasible in its way" ? I never seem to grasp your ideas.


Someone could say "there is no god and death is the end of the individual." They could then say "well, at least life is fascinating, beautiful, terrible, and in the end worth living, because it has its charms."

We can give up "god" and "afterlife" and still be glad to be born. We can even say that a certain futility haunts all our grand posturings, and still be grateful for these grand posturings as the best that are available.
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