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    The mother of them all. This was inspired by my ranting in the what its like to be a girl thread, where Jennifer clearly pointed something out to me.

    Go ahead, have fun and give us your subjective or objective opinion on the matter.

    I for one refuse to believe that our sole purpose is to procreate. Like Ivan Karamazov Alluded to, if god does not exist, then everything is permitted and immoralitty is just an illusion. I follow the notion that humans are naturally evil and need a god figure to guide them. Now I could be very wrong, but hell thats my philosophy on life, whats yours?
    Seek freedom and become captive of your desires, seek discipline and find your liberty.

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    There is no purpose.

    There is only information, and what we decide to do with it.

    So goes the obligation of sentience.

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    Purpose... ... good one.
    Isn't it time for a colourful metaphor?

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    Our purpose is to procreate, but also to expand, advance, and progress.

    Those are the behaviors that nature rewards.

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    I'm gonna go Bab5 on ya and say: we're the universe trying to figure itself out
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    So if no purpose exists, Does immorality exist?
    Seek freedom and become captive of your desires, seek discipline and find your liberty.

    "If you go looking for something in particular, your chances of finding it are very bad, because of all the things in the world, you're only looking for one of them. If you go looking for anything at all, your chances of finding it are very good, because of all the things in the world, you're sure to find some of them."

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    Sure!

    Immorality is a consequence of tailored purpose. It's fundamental to our success as a species and cooperation as a global culture. Morality is learned instinct.

    Yet -- as an absolute sum, morality doesn't have context. It's a creation. Doesn't mean that it doesn't have value. We give it value.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Night View Post
    Sure!

    Immortality is a consequence of tailored purpose. It's fundamental to our success as a species and cooperation as a global culture. Morality is learned instinct.

    Yet -- as an absolute sum, morality doesn't have context. It's a creation. Doesn't mean that it doesn't have value. We give it value.
    Why do some choose to follow rules when they know they will not get caught breaking them, while others would break them without thinking twice? Do you think some of us put more value on this so called created morality?
    Seek freedom and become captive of your desires, seek discipline and find your liberty.

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    Purpose is everything and nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G-Virus View Post
    Why do some choose to follow rules when they know they will not get caught breaking them, while others would break them without thinking twice? Do you think some of us put more value on this so called created morality?
    Good question...

    The answer will make you fabulously wealthy, if you can collect it into a linear equation!

    Haha. The real answer is that there is no answer. Everything is subjective to the individual. Some people are negatively influenced by elements like chemical makeup; social status; gender -- almost any justification you can think of is motivation enough to rub against established norms.

    Not to say that this is always bad. Without rebels, we don't have progress.

    Morality is a two-fold entity. We learn about it from a global perspective (school; viewing it in others; etc) and then animate it against our personal utility for it (how we behave when we're alone/character). There's no universal measure for "good" or "bad" -- just the extent we use our comprehension to impact others.

    Moral obligation is important. It's just not absolute.

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