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    Quote Originally Posted by Vulcan View Post
    Of course it is. If you're in a desert, and you need to find sources of water, you're ggoing to have to use sensory information.

    That's one scenario where it's pretty damn significant.
    When one asks for the meaning of something, one asks for that which makes something possible.

    And temporality (to have a beginning and an end) makes Being possible.

    Sensory information dwells in the realm of facts, and thus, is insignificant, and thus, is not meaningful.

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    Ok, breathing from an oxygen tank because of emphysema is not meaningful.

    I used to think it was, but then Heidegger cconvinced me otherwise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evee View Post
    Sensory information dwells in the realm of facts, and is thus, insignificant, and thus, is not meaningful.
    speak for yourself

    I'd rather die than live a life with no more sensory input

    I am very aware that humans are just another animal, and like all animals I am attached to the earth and the things it offers and the wonders it contains. no lying to myself that I'm superior
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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    speak for yourself

    I'd rather die than live a life with no more sensory input

    I am very aware that humans are just another animal, and like all animals I am attached to the earth and the things it offers and the wonders it contains. no lying to myself that I'm superior
    Preach! I am totally the same. Give me all the sensations!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vulcan View Post
    Ok, breathing from an oxygen tank because of emphysema is not meaningful.

    I used to think it was, but then Heidegger cconvinced me otherwise.
    The ways in which we exist are meaningful, so having to breath from an oxygen tank because of emphysema is meaningful.

    Sensory data, is just that, data, and is not meaningful in and of itself.

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    Ever lived out in the wilderness? I have.
    [Trump's] rhetoric is not an abuse of power. In the same way that it's also not against the law to do a backflip off of the roof of your house onto your concrete driveway. It's just mind-numbingly stupid and, to say the least, counterproductive. - Bush did 9-11


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    Quote Originally Posted by Evee View Post
    The ways in which we exist are meaningful, so having to breath from an oxygen tank because of emphysema is meaningful.

    Sensory data, is just that, data, and is not meaningful in and of itself.
    It's worth repeating.

    YOU do NOT decide what is meaningful or not. The individual gets to decide what is meaningful to them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hard View Post
    It's worth repeating.

    YOU do NOT decide what is meaningful or not. The individual gets to decide what is meaningful to them.
    YES!

    also, I don't need to lie to myself about my level of sophistication and importance in order to live... but hey, it's your life that you've got to get through
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hard View Post
    It's worth repeating.

    YOU do NOT decide what is meaningful or not. The individual gets to decide what is meaningful to them.
    YOU are NOT understanding me. Why don't you read my posts harder? (Oh wait, you're ignoring me, right?).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evee View Post
    YOU are NOT understanding me. Why don't you read my posts harder? (Oh wait, you're ignoring me, right?).
    and you should know ALL about ignoring people
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