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Reasons Why 'You' Don't Exist...

→ by Danieru
A Huge Entity presentation on the nature of identity...

Featuring short musings from the most original minds in the blogsphere.


12B ll ~ 2Bby Cutie Programmer
2Living in a Multiverseby Reality Carnival
3 The Tipping Pointby BPS Digest / Mindhacks
4Burden of Proofby Backwards City
5A Reflexive Everythingby Hyperaware Consciousness
6Our Baryonic Natureby Posthuman Blues
7Compared to the Cosmosby Church of the Churchless
8A Mind Program Called Egoby Quantum Bicommunication
9Pushbutton Automationby DunneIV
10As 'You' Like Itby The Nonist
11Mu Machineryby The Huge Entity

UPDATE: This presentation has now ended

(and you still don't exist...)

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

what is the practical use of all of this? I've been thinking about this for awhile, your blog isn't my first exposure to this concent, I buy it, but what do I do know knowing that I really have no control over what I am? I'm just curious to see where the point of living is in all of this.

February 15, 2006 1:07 AM    

Blogger Danieru said...

I think the answer to this has to come from a personal perspective...

Of course dwelling too deeply in the knowledge that the self is in a sense an illusion can have depressing consequences - but it doesn't have to be that way.

Some people see Darwin's theory of evolution as a tool for spiritual destruction, whereas others see its sheer simplistic beauty as a life affirming doctrine to behold.

Attaining a belief in the fragility of existence, in the surreal nature of reality gives me yard sticks by which to better judge the increasingly human governed world around me. If this knowledge was gathered here for any reason it was just to shift a few perspectives. Viewing life from alternative angles can bring tbe self-defined purpose of your own life better into focus.

Members of the secular and physicalist community have a whole universe of wonder to bathe their illusionary souls in. We often forget this in our materialistically lead, political culture. You don't need religion to revel in the insane complexity that is human existence.

And as the hippy movement once said - share the love...

February 15, 2006 4:45 AM    

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take a look at your hand and 'You' will be faced with another aspect of your identity: "... medical science has establishe for a long time ago that our hands do reveal reliable information about our physical state of health". (quoted from: 10 Years HANDRESEARCH on: the psychology between the handanalyst and their clients). Thanks, Martijn.

August 19, 2006 12:43 PM    

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well this blog is scary, but true. It is saying we actually have no reason for existence. That we are just going to die anyway. It is saying our emotions are perks to our life that isn't there. It is saying when we die it is like we never were alive because we don't have our memory of life. Sad, but true. It is very confusing but if you think about it in different ways you will understand.

December 08, 2008 7:10 AM    

Anonymous Mr. Foe Gimsee said...

Nah, nah. Always tryin' are we?
Reasoning with oneself of the possibility of not existing is
only a threat to individuals who
over-estimate their own overall
importance as human beings.
So what you tryin' now?

December 11, 2008 11:59 PM    

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