Discuss the weird stuff you think about.

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Dig Dux

Senior Member

01-07-2013

I am well in a manner of speaking but due the constraints of the question I cannot answer exactly how well I am, since well is relative to perspective.

many men walk in many different directions but since they are mostly returning to the same point I would say that this number is surprisingly small relative to the number of man.

but if you ask for the distance they walk, I would find you a beach and ask you to count grains of sand.

What is progress?

Is it increasing the rate in which we do tasks?

Is it the skills we learn?

Is it our ability to quantify the world?

is it our ability to reproduce?

is it self satisfaction?

or is it none of these?



What is understanding?


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John BIaze

Senior Member

01-07-2013

Progress is defined by a set goal.


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Dig Dux

Senior Member

01-07-2013

must you set a goal to achieve progress?

and is following any goal making progress?

it is making progress towards completing that goal but is meeting that goal truly progress?


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John BIaze

Senior Member

01-07-2013

You good sir, or madam should refer to this. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynicism_(philosophy)


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Dig Dux

Senior Member

01-07-2013

to be more specific what is the progress of the human race?

I do not think we would be better if we were all apes in trees.


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John BIaze

Senior Member

01-07-2013

Our progress is decided by the actions of the masses. Progress, like all things is conceptual. There is no progress, no truth, no lies, only life, and death. Simply all a chance that words were to ever take form, and humanity were to ever get to it's residence.


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