Treya
 
Reply Thu 13 Jul, 2006 01:25 am
I can't sleep... I've been thinking about something lately and since I can't seem to get any shut eye I thought I would just throw it out there and see what happens. I've been thinking about the "Why's" in life. We all ask why at some time don't we? Well... what I've been thinking about is this:

Is there really an answer to that question?

Religion says it has the answer to that... God

Science maybe could gather up some data to make an informed decision about it... (hehehe)

Maybe we answer it by our own conscience as a way of justifying injustice...

Or maybe there really just isn't an answer sometimes...

I know I think about things a lot of people don't. I just can't seem to help myself sometimes. Like in this whole kick I've been on about science not being able to explain everything. Really the thought in the back of my mind has been things such as the "why's" in life. Like for example... why is a bluejay blue? Not what caused it to be blue... but Why? Why not purple?

Does it really matter?

Well, to some I'm sure it doesn't. To me it does though. Because I believe there is a reason for everything. I guess that could be an indicator as to WHY I think about some of the things I think about... LOL (which I'm sure some of you are asking yourselves this very moment... LOL) Though people have said to me many times before... just because it is... there doesn't need to be an explanation for everything. Yet... isn't that the same kind of "blind faith" that "christians" are said to have towards God?
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kevnmoon
 
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Reply Thu 13 Jul, 2006 02:26 am
When I read your topic, I wanted to give one kind of answer to you.. It was so long and I send it, as a new topic ''nightingale, renowned for his love of the rose''. I suppose, you will find some WHY in that article..
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Eorl
 
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Reply Thu 13 Jul, 2006 03:19 am
Perhaps you need to track down this book Hep:

Quote:
Bird Coloration, Volume 2, Function and Evolution
Edited by Geoffrey E. Hill
Edited by Kevin J. McGraw
Preface

I. Function

1. Natural selection and avian coloration: protection, concealment, advertisement, or deception?


There is a very good reason why bluejays are blue and science can answer the question. Not how....why.

You seem to have this wilful determination to dismiss science, yet you seem to understand so little about it. Why is that?
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Treya
 
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Reply Thu 13 Jul, 2006 07:09 am
Go ahead Eorl... it would be nice to have one less why in my life. Smile
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neologist
 
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Reply Thu 13 Jul, 2006 11:52 am
hepizibah wrote:
Why?

Why not?
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Treya
 
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Reply Thu 13 Jul, 2006 02:39 pm
LOL Neo... I knew someone was going to do that!
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neologist
 
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Reply Thu 13 Jul, 2006 06:21 pm
Profound, eh?
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Treya
 
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Reply Thu 13 Jul, 2006 10:28 pm
Well... yes actually that is quite profound. So now I would like to know...

WHY why not? Why not why? LOL
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flushd
 
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Reply Fri 14 Jul, 2006 01:31 pm
Re: Why?
hephzibah wrote:
I've been thinking about the "Why's" in life. We all ask why at some time don't we? Well... what I've been thinking about is this:

Is there really an answer to that question?

Religion says it has the answer to that... God

Because I believe there is a reason for everything....... Though people have said to me many times before... just because it is... there doesn't need to be an explanation for everything. Yet... isn't that the same kind of "blind faith" that "christians" are said to have towards God?


I don't think saying "I don't know" is the same as blind faith. Which is essentially what one is saying when they go "Just bc it is".

I like to ask why why why too. I also love to overanalyze things to death - and it can suck the beauty out of things. On the other hand, it can be a great curiousity that sets us looking at things afresh. It can inspire creativity. A person can really penetrate when they want to know why.

Anyhow, once I asked a question along the lines of 'why' and got the answer "It is not the why, but the what, you should be asking".

I thought about that, and it made a lot of sense. Identify what you see properly and precisely. Avoid the abstract. Rather than speaking of the 'big words' like truth, beauty, god, love....just describe what is there!
Ex: I saw a flower today vs. I saw a pansy with blue speckles and a bee buzzing around its stem.

Reasons and explanations for everything isn't needed when something is lived completely. Does that make sense to anyone else? It does to me.

"There were so many fewer questions when stars were still just holes to heaven." Jack Johnson. Smile

p.s. Nice to see you again, Heph!
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Treya
 
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Reply Fri 14 Jul, 2006 01:51 pm
Good to see you too flushed. Smile

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Reasons and explanations for everything isn't needed when something is lived completely. Does that make sense to anyone else? It does to me.


That's awesome. Makes sense to me... However, I doubt my inquisitive mind will ever be able to leave it at just that... LOL







Hmmmmmmm... Wonder where Eorl went... I'd still like to know why a bluejay is blue...
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Bartikus
 
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Reply Wed 19 Jul, 2006 11:14 pm
Even though we all have our differences....we all have many things in common and we are not as different as I once thought.

Why?

lol

(enter's from stage right is neo to say) Laughing
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Treya
 
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Reply Thu 20 Jul, 2006 07:24 am
LOL bartikus...

In regards to your other question... I'd be happy to do that for you. Smile
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neologist
 
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Reply Thu 20 Jul, 2006 07:30 am
Because?
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Bartikus
 
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Reply Fri 21 Jul, 2006 02:41 am
Why not?

lol
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neologist
 
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Reply Fri 21 Jul, 2006 10:57 am
Where are we going with this?
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Treya
 
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Reply Fri 21 Jul, 2006 11:25 am
Why do you ask? :wink:
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neologist
 
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Reply Fri 21 Jul, 2006 01:24 pm
Well, 'cause I wasn't sure. . .
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