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Why are we here?

I won't pollute the answers with my opinion, I'd just like to hear what others believe.

I'm kinda just wondering since this site seems to have a large spectrum of beliefs.

Side note: yes, I know babies come from vaginas.

Joenobody 5 May 13

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I suspect it's chemistry's fault that I am here. And being in a social species most of us are driven to socialize. And socializing brings fulfillment, fun, new ideas, and if one is lucky a few good friends.

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We are here because by a random galactic incident, a star was blown out and took with it debris that cooled and became planets, including this one. Over eons, life forms moved from microbial to swimmers to crawlers to walkers, to upright and here we are.
Beyond that, I guess we are here because we are. What we do with that is up to us.

OK, it's late and you're gonna get weird shit at 2 in the morning! Smile!! 😉

In other words, shit happens. That's my line of thinking anyway.

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I read the question: "Why are you on this site if you believe in magic?"

To answer your actual question: Life has no inherent purpose. "Purpose" is a human being thing - exclusively. The universe is not a human being, existence is not a human being. They do just fine with no purpose, and they will do just fine without us.

Tracy Level 2 May 13, 2018
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because of a perfect storm with everything coming together the right way at the right time

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We are here because we were born. The sad thing is that so many think it must be much more complicated so they start making things up. This way they will present themselves as the person with all the answers when you talk to them.

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There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.

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Because organic molecules became self replicating and increasingly more complex.

Andee Level 4 May 13, 2018
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Epic

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No reason, no reason at all.

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No condoms

Catholic Parents?

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I do not believe there is a reason why we are here.
We're just evolutionary oddities.
I have chosen to live as though, "what goes around, comes around."
I don't actually believe it, but see no fault in it.

I'm a "what goes around, goes around" kind of dude lol

@Joenobody I bet that works, as well.

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Personally, I think we're here to create. It doesn't matter if it's art or carpentry or or technology. Once your basic needs are met, adding to the world is all we've got.

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Why? You ask this questions as if there is an insightful answer looming around the corner. Why is earth here? Why are there stars in the sky?

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The same reason there are billions of other planets and stars populating the universe: science.

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Whatever reason it takes I guess.
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To me this is asking why does grass grow.

Actually we know grass grows ??

Bingo.

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I can respect the question "how." But "why" assumes a cosmic will and intent that I have seen no clear evidence for, so it is purely speculative. Here are some other "why" questions we could waste our time asking:
Why do some live a day and others a hundred years? Why is there horrendous suffering? Why do terribly cruel and selfish people sometimes seem to be rewarded?

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We are here because we are the only species with a brain that functions in a manner that let's us ask that question. All the other brained species are occuppied with getting their next meal and procreating.

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To take out the garbage.

That's funny.

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Why are we here as in this website or the universe? The answer is the same either way… Because it was there.

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We are here to be the universe observing itself

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"We" are here because if it were only "Me" I might get lonely having only the birds, beasts, and fishes to converse with. Not that they do not make fine and enjoyable companions, but their somewhat rudimentary vocabularies render them rather poor conversationalists in matters of physics and philosophy which interest me. Also, I have come to appreciate and find pleasure in the musical and artistic creations of my fellow human beings, so I am content to share a bit of my vast Universe with them.

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That would be a philosophical or theologian question. “Why are we here?” Is not an objective question. How do you quantify it? I don’t see that there is no “why” or deeper “meaning” to life. Life is what you make it, you make your own meaning to your individual life. Or maybe as a famous Poet put it: “O Me! O life!... of the questions of these recurring; Of the endless trains of the faithless—of cities fill’d with the foolish; Of myself forever reproaching myself, (for who more foolish than I, and who more faithless?) Of eyes that vainly crave the light—of the objects mean—of the struggle ever renew’d; Of the poor results of all—of the plodding and sordid crowds I see around me; Of the empty and useless years of the rest—with the rest me intertwined; The question, O me! so sad, recurring—What good amid these, O me, O life? Answer. That you are here—that life exists, and identity; That the powerful play goes on, and you will contribute a verse.” Walt Whitman

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We're here because we're here because we're here.

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because consciousness needed a host.

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Here to use my brain, talk to people with common interests and possibly meet a man for a long term relationship. Traveled and spent time with fellow member resulting in friendship.

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Biology

VLove Level 4 May 13, 2018
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