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Reply Sun 30 Jan, 2005 06:32 pm
Do rocks spend their entire existance trying to accomplish their own version of contemplating what it is to be a rock?
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CarbonSystem
 
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Reply Sun 30 Jan, 2005 06:39 pm
Rocks can't think. They aren't living things.
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Jon-Hughes
 
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Reply Sun 30 Jan, 2005 06:42 pm
I didn't say they were thinking.
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CarbonSystem
 
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Reply Sun 30 Jan, 2005 08:21 pm
So it is possible to make a concious effort without being conscious?
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JLNobody
 
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Reply Sun 30 Jan, 2005 08:28 pm
Rocks spend all their time rocking. What else can they do?
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Sun 30 Jan, 2005 09:08 pm
Rocks also spend an inordinate amount of time fantasizing about the Rockettes.
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squinney
 
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Reply Sun 30 Jan, 2005 09:59 pm
Just guessing here.

Not that I would know such things.

I mean, I'm not admitting to ever having had similar thoughts.

But...


Jon, are you high?
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Mr Stillwater
 
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Reply Sun 30 Jan, 2005 11:05 pm
I thought they were too stoned all the time to organise a philosophy.
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JLNobody
 
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Reply Sun 30 Jan, 2005 11:11 pm
Oh, let's rock.
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MichaelAllen
 
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Reply Sun 30 Jan, 2005 11:56 pm
Rocks have been here longer than anything else. They have practiced their own form of contemplation on many things. Rocks know the meaning of life. They've known for a long time. They just can't tell us what it is.
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Mon 31 Jan, 2005 12:13 am
MichaelAllen wrote:
Rocks have been here longer than anything else. They have practiced their own form of contemplation on many things. Rocks know the meaning of life. They've known for a long time. They just can't tell us what it is.


Can't, or won't.
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val
 
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Reply Mon 31 Jan, 2005 02:31 am
Nobody

YES! Smile
JLNobody wrote:
Rocks spend all their time rocking. What else can they do?
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theantibuddha
 
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Reply Tue 8 Feb, 2005 02:57 am
It's questions like this that make me wonder whether philosophy is the past time of the insane.

That aside, I think you're anthropomorphising the issue. Only humans wonder what being human is about. It's a uniquely human thing. Other creatures know what being an 'X' is about. We just complicate things. One expects that if a rock were capable of thought that it would already understand what it is to be a rock.
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JLNobody
 
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Reply Tue 8 Feb, 2005 09:03 pm
Now you're living up to your moniker, antibuddha. I think the Buddha might have said that rocks understand their own nature perfectly well, in rock, not human terms. You are right that we are anthropomorphizing a lot. We are even hypostatizing rocks, projecting human qualities onto them and then laughing at the absurdity of doing so.
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Tue 8 Feb, 2005 09:13 pm
Once there was a cube who wanted to become a cow.
His neighbor sphere just wanted to be perfectly spheric.
It hurt it a lot, but the cube became a cow.
The sphere became perfectly round; so perfect it bounced and bounced to the stars.
The cow, meanwhile, was sent to the slaughterhouse.
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mrhags
 
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Reply Tue 8 Feb, 2005 11:41 pm
Rocks are only exciting when dynamite is involved. Or another explosive just as effective as dynamite.
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theantibuddha
 
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Reply Tue 8 Feb, 2005 11:59 pm
fbaezer wrote:
Once there was a cube who wanted to become a cow.
His neighbor sphere just wanted to be perfectly spheric.
It hurt it a lot, but the cube became a cow.
The sphere became perfectly round; so perfect it bounced and bounced to the stars.
The cow, meanwhile, was sent to the slaughterhouse.


A perfect sphere can not bounce.
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Wed 9 Feb, 2005 11:55 am
theantibuddha wrote:


A perfect sphere can not bounce.


Well then... the perfect sphere floated and floated to the stars.
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theantibuddha
 
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Reply Wed 9 Feb, 2005 08:06 pm
fbaezer wrote:
theantibuddha wrote:
A perfect sphere can not bounce.
Well then... the perfect sphere floated and floated to the stars.


Got me there.
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Greyfan
 
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Reply Wed 9 Feb, 2005 08:12 pm
Rock of ages, cleft for me.
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