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Hey, I'm supposed to survey people for my World View classes. Any help would be great. I didn't come up with these questions, but the more input the better.

 

1. Where did we come from (how did we get here as human beings)?

 

2. What is the purpose of life (How do we know why we are here)?

 

3. How should we live?

 

4. What happens when we die?

 

5. How did you arrive at that conclusion?

 

6. What is your impression of Christians?

 

7. What, if anything, would change you views?

 

Again, any help you could provide would be great. Thanks a lot!

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You know what, you teacher is right :blink:

 

Anyway, if it is just oppinions/world view you want...

1.  Where did we come from (how did we get here as human beings)?

A particularly successful combination of genes. To the best of my knowledge, only ****roaches and rats are doing better.

2.  What is the purpose of life (How do we know why we are here)?

To mutate, evolve and procreate (a fancy word for having children).

3. How should we live?

See above. Live long, be successful, get a bunch of kids.

4.  What happens we when die?

You terminate the experiment that was your particular gene combination and make room for the next revision of the gene pool.

5.  How did you arrive at that conclusion?

Observing nature.

6.  What is your impression of Christians?

They look for other ways to explain things.

7.  What, if anything, would change you views?

A significant spiritual experience. Nothing that other humans could do to me.

 

Good luck with your assignment ;)

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Hey, I'm supposed to survey people for my World View classes.  Any help would be great.  I didn't come up with these questions, but the more input the better.

 

1.  Where did we come from (how did we get here as human beings)?

 

2.  What is the purpose of life (How do we know why we are here)?

 

3. How should we live?

 

4.  What happens we when die?

 

5.  How did you arrive at that conclusion?

 

6.  What is your impression of Christians?

 

7.  What, if anything, would change you views?

 

Again, any help you could provide would be great.  My teacher think's i'm nuts for posting this on here.  I eh... hope he's not right :blink:

 

Hmm...interesting.

 

1. Beats the heck out of me...but I guess we'll find out after we die.

 

2. To live.

 

3. We should live how we want to live and live with the consequences of our actions.

 

4. See my answer for #1.

 

5. Easily...I took a second out and actually rationally thought about it which is more than I can say for the people in question #6 and the multitudes of other small minded fools.

 

6. My impression of them is that they are afraid. Afraid of life. Afraid of death. Afraid because they have no answers...but unlike many they are willing to cling to the unbelievable in order to justify their answers. My lack of knowledge does not lead me to fear the unknown...just respect the unknown ;)

 

7. First hand experience of the unknown. I would have to die to really know what happens after death. You do have to laugh at the whole idea of 'faith' though. To believe in something so laughably unreal its makes the worship of dragons and magic seem sane.

 

No offense intended or anything. I just find the whole religion and faith crap to be laughably barbaric. I mean here we are in the 21st Century still having discussions about whether someone was resurrected or had visions of a God in the desert...lol. Sometimes I truly think that as a species we are doomed.

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1. Where did we come from (how did we get here as human beings)?

 

Evolution.

 

 

2. What is the purpose of life (How do we know why we are here)?

 

Each man has a different purpouse, a specific fate. Life in general has no purpouse but to continue.

 

 

3. How should we live?

 

In peace and harmony with all around us.

 

 

4. What happens we when die?

 

Other than what can be seen from the outside, none knows.

 

 

5. How did you arrive at that conclusion?

 

Logic

 

 

6. What is your impression of Christians?

 

Some are decent people, a lot more are not, as they use their misconception of Christianity as a tool to enforce a specific world view

 

 

7. What, if anything, would change you views?

 

Being proved Im wrong.

 

 

 

 

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1.  Where did we come from (how did we get here as human beings)?

 

1. We evolved over several hundred billion years, the most significant early step being the from RNA which appeared as a kind of sludge.

 

2.  What is the purpose of life (How do we know why we are here)?

 

2. To live.

 

3. How should we live?

 

3. Do what you think is right and stand up for what you believe in. Don't do anything that will make you ashamed when you look back on it.

 

4.  What happens we when die?

 

4. Our physical forms are slowly eaten by bacteria and micro-organisms (unless you go in for cremation in which case you end up as a mostly carbon dioxide contributing to the greenhouse effect). As far as the spiritual is concerned - don't ask me. I haven't seen a religion I like yet.

 

5.  How did you arrive at that conclusion?

 

5. Far too many years of biology and chemistry.

 

6.  What is your impression of Christians?

 

6. In the words of Mahatma Gandhi: "I like your Jesus. I don't like your Christians because they aren't enough like your Jesus." Most Christians I know seem to be afraid, as Angel of Darkness said. They look inside themselves and don't find the strength there, so they turn to the religious to justify themselves. Don't get me started on religion, especially Catholic Christians.

 

7.  What, if anything, would change you views?

 

7. A deep spiritual experiance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hope this helps, and goodluck with the homework.

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Evolution

 

There is no purpose to life beyond what you give it. You could claim the purpose of life is to follow ones bilogical imperatives but humans have evolved to a point where they can ignore them.

 

However we choose

 

Decompose and continue the cycle.

 

Observation of the natural process of life and death.

 

Christians are people who need to sugar coat reality with a pretence of a higher purpose to justify their existence. Ditto for most other religions.

 

Nothing short of a alien student popping down and telling us we were his school science project :D

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Hey, I'm supposed to survey people for my World View classes.  Any help would be great.  I didn't come up with these questions, but the more input the better.

 

1.  Where did we come from (how did we get here as human beings)?

 

2.  What is the purpose of life (How do we know why we are here)?

 

3. How should we live?

 

4.  What happens we when die?

 

5.  How did you arrive at that conclusion?

 

6.  What is your impression of Christians?

 

7.  What, if anything, would change you views?

 

Again, any help you could provide would be great.  My teacher think's i'm nuts for posting this on here.  I eh... hope he's not right >_<

 

1. Apparently we're all just bi-products of a primordial soup that's evolved into what we are today through millions of years of mutations.

 

2. The purpose of life is to be happy, live a good life and try to make the world a better place.

 

3. Any way that makes you happy (within the rules of society)!

 

4. We cease to exist. Nothing more spectacular than that.

 

5. Logical conclusions. I'm open for other suggestions, though, if someone can provide enough proof..

 

6. It is difficult to respect people who choose to go through life, following someone elses rules and obligations. It seems as such a waste. Why waste your life based on a promise of a better "after-life"?

 

7. Definitive proof. God showing up to shake my hand or something.

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1.  Where did we come from (how did we get here as human beings)?

A rather unusual combination of conditions that allowed the fragile carbon based life to thrive. In particular, due to some primates' need to grow larger, more complex brains for improved 'hand-eye coordination'. Ironically enough, sentience is a side effect.

 

2.  What is the purpose of life (How do we know why we are here)?

Biologically speaking, to live long enough to spread your genetic material as much as you can. From a philosophical standpoint, I haven't seen anything yet to convince me that there's such a thing as a 'purpose of life'.

 

3. How should we live?

Whatever floats your boat.

 

4.  What happens we when die?

That the entity that is the psyche stops working.

 

5.  How did you arrive at that conclusion?

It's the default conclusion. Believing random things isn't... logical. When I see something that proves that something different happens, I will believe that.

 

6.  What is your impression of Christians?

It's easier to accept what others tell you than to think for yourself.

 

7.  What, if anything, would change you views?

Some deep spiritual experience that I'm not bound to have anytime soon.

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1. Where did we come from (how did we get here as human beings)?

 

*shrugs* Evolution most likely.

 

2. What is the purpose of life (How do we know why we are here)?

 

Is to be alive. (42... It had to be said. :D )

 

3. How should we live?

 

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I would say...

 

A path of 'evolution'

 

Maybe to advance by living or dieing for biological feedback, with the current success and reduced selection pressure maybe 'do something for the team' or 'strive for some sort of societal perfection'

 

Anyway you can do it most likely. Runner up 'under socialism'

 

Nothing personally observable I expect. I would hope to pass from an unconsious state whatever way I go.

 

No real support of another conclusion?

 

Very poor and a high mainteniance 'faith' dependent on charletans and coersion. In the turn of an apocalyptic event that shook current human knowledge various sit down self study type 'religions' would eventually rearrise, Christianity would require the survival of bibles(and fools or charletans if thats not too harsh).

Note christians can't be counted weak or worthless as a block obviously but I would have to do some research to find a belief system held by any signifigant number of human beings, that seemed more cancerous than christianity.

 

Review and time, influence... Maybe major scientific discoveries towards the end of my life that encouraged me to entertain possibilities seeming absurd now. If I could even fully(enough) grasp the ideas as a layman.

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1.  Where did we come from (how did we get here as human beings)?

From a beginning of absolute dumb luck and then through a series of evolutionary developments based on that intial dumb luck. That the foundations of life came together as they did, that the planet developed an atmosphere as it did, and that we've somehow survived as a species is all absolutely extraordinary.

Now, that answer is assuming that by "human beings" the question infers human beings as a species. If it means human beings as a culture or as an identity, then the answer is much more involved.

 

2.  What is the purpose of life (How do we know why we are here)?

The purpose of human life, or of other life? There's quite a difference as I see it, but I'll focus on the human. Human life serves no purpose, really. We live apart from the natural order of things, we've managed to avoid most elements of a natural balance and really do no good for the natural world.

Humanity, if it has a purpose, is to bear witness to existence. To acknowledge what is out there and to know it exists. If we got our collective human act together, we could be the safekeepers of what exists, to maintain it, to protect it and nurture it, but we seem to rather have a preferene for destroying it and dominating it.

 

3. How should we live?

In harmony and with respect to each other and to the natural world. To not live soley for oneself and social standing/wealth/material gain/etc.

 

4.  What happens we when die?

I have absolutely no idea. I don't even have a firm believe myself, whether we just cease to be or whether we do have a soul that moves on to another existence. I suppose that question is a real crux of faith and belief.

 

5.  How did you arrive at that conclusion?

By not having any clearly defined perceptions or faith-based beliefs on the subject. I'm pretty open to an array of possibilities, likely due to conflict between the rational and emotional aspects of my personality.

 

6.  What is your impression of Christians?

Many are perfectly decent people, and there are many hateful people, in the Christian fold. Just like any other religion or group of people, it's a mixed bunch.

 

7.  What, if anything, would change you views?

Clear, undeniable answers, evidence and other proofs contrary to my current views.

 

Out of curiosity, why does your teacher think you're crazy for posting this here? He wants a survey of people, right? Is this group here any different from any other group?

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6.  What is your impression of Christians?

Many are perfectly decent people, and there are many hateful people, in the Christian fold. Just like any other religion or group of people, it's a mixed bunch.

 

 

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1. Where did we come from (how did we get here as human beings)?

Either life started somewhere else and was brought here (perhaps by asteroid or other means) or life started and evolved here .. I believe in nr 2 ..

 

2. What is the purpose of life (How do we know why we are here)?

I don't believe in a divine purpose .. So that's really an individual question to me!

 

3. How should we live?

in accordance with our beliefs and principles .. whatever they may be ..

 

4. What happens we when die?

I have only seen darkness, so therefore I don't think anything will happen ..

 

5. How did you arrive at that conclusion?

to all the above? I study human nature .. I watch, observe and learn .. and to number 4, I died once and was brought back, but without any 'divine' memories ..

 

6. What is your impression of Christians?

Those I know here and around me, I respect for their faith .. it takes strenght these days to wear the face of religion .. but I am very sceptic towards fanatics of any kind, religious or otherwise ..

 

7. What, if anything, would change you views?

if I observe something that makes me change my view ..

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1.) After the victory of the 'Divine King' over enemies who represent chaos all matter was created from the corpse of a world mother.

 

2.) Not to screw it up for anyone else. You know, don't wrinkle anyones Rocawear!

 

3.) With balance, either that or constantly fornicating while drunk on absinthe, rapped in asbestos, listening to speed metal.

 

4.) Most commonly, heart disease. After that its really anyones guess, but most have something in common. Your energy if it is "right" get to go back to the source, if its not, well thats where things seem to get alot more complicated. In short, make sure your energy is "right"

 

5.) Its more like an idea, conclusions seem to indicate beliefs, and they are too rigid for my taste

 

6.) Sounds pretty solid, except all that fire and brimstone stuff. Ambitious chaps those christians, sometimes a little too ambitious.

 

7.) If Jesus came out of retirement, or if that movie Contact would have been better. I don't know, my mind changes daily.

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1. Where did we come from (how did we get here as human beings)?

 

We evolved from goo.

 

2. What is the purpose of life (How do we know why we are here)?

 

Reproduction

 

3. How should we live?

 

However we want as long as it doesn't interfere with others

 

4. What happens we when die?

 

Our body's energies convert to heat and disipate.

 

5. How did you arrive at that conclusion?

 

Science is my religion

 

6. What is your impression of Christians?

 

Most are decent people, but the fundamentalists who are trying to impose their will on all people because they don't have enough sense to just ignore the things they don't like should be put on an island and left on their own. The way I see it just because they're bad parents doesn't mean good parents should have unneeded restrictions placed on them.

 

7. What, if anything, would change you views?

 

Time Travel to the future and back. This would prove to me that everything is pre-determined and god must exist for that to be possible.

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^ "Time Travel to the future and back. This would prove to me that everything is pre-determined and god must exist for that to be possible."

 

not at all .. If you believe heavily in science you should also believe in a predetermined future .. since everything in the universe follows a mathmatical pattern and physical laws .. so given enough knowledge, and according to currrent theories, we should be able to forsee the future if only had strong enough computers!

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not at all .. If you believe heavily in science you should also believe in a predetermined future .. since everything in the universe follows a mathmatical pattern and physical laws .. so given enough knowledge, and according to currrent theories, we should be able to forsee the future if only had strong enough computers!

Quantum physics and Chaos Theory would disagree, methinks. :(

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ahh .. but have you really read the chaos theory?? it states that there is an underlying order to chaos.. the only way we can describe it is "chaos", but that is simply because so many things are happening at once that we cannot forsee it! just because things are non-linear, does not mean they are unpredictable ..

 

but you are right about Quantum Mechanics.. since that is the studies of non-deterministic systems!

 

Still .. it seems likely that everything is following the rules of the universe.. even us!

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Hey, I'm supposed to survey people for my World View classes.  Any help would be great.  I didn't come up with these questions, but the more input the better.

 

1.  Where did we come from (how did we get here as human beings)?

 

2.  What is the purpose of life (How do we know why we are here)?

 

3. How should we live?

 

4.  What happens we when die?

 

5.  How did you arrive at that conclusion?

 

6.  What is your impression of Christians?

 

7.  What, if anything, would change you views?

 

Again, any help you could provide would be great.  My teacher think's i'm nuts for posting this on here.  I eh... hope he's not right :(

 

1. We came from a puddle of amino acids that eventually became a race of carbon-based bipeds.

 

2. The purpose of life is a distraction between the beginning of the universe and the end.

 

3. This seems to be a very vague question. It really depends on the situation.

 

4. Our bodies rot and decay in the ground and then get filled with maggots that chew away the skin and organs leaving a clean skeleton that it used to feed the mole people's furnaces. Thats just a theory, now.

 

5. There are mole people under my bed. They told me. Or, more likely, that was a nightmare and I arrived a the first part (rot in the ground) from observation and the second part (mole people) from guesswork. If you meant what happens to a 'soul' when a person dies, I have no idea. It depends if a soul exists or not. If so, a different theory may need to be made. If not, then my "rot in the ground" hypothesis seems to be the logical choice.

 

6. It really depends on the person.

 

7. Well, for some, a time machine would help prove or disprove my views, and for the others, dying (and going to heaven, or hell, or become reincarnated or whatever) would probably change my views.

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ahh .. but have you really read the chaos theory?? it states that there is an underlying order to chaos.. the only way we can describe it is "chaos", but that is simply because so many things are happening at once that we cannot forsee it! just because things are non-linear, does not mean they are unpredictable ..

Yep. What I'm not so sure of is the degree to which that underlying order can be quantified. It isn't very useful if everything can be broken down to a set of factors in an equation, if there are like, an infinite number of them that need to be calculated with um... infinite precision. :ermm:

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Its seems that the majority of people used the same ideas for #1, I guess evolution doesn't inspire diversity ^_^

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Hey, I'm supposed to survey people for my World View classes.  Any help would be great.  I didn't come up with these questions, but the more input the better.

 

1.  Where did we come from (how did we get here as human beings)?

 

2.  What is the purpose of life (How do we know why we are here)?

 

3. How should we live?

 

4.  What happens we when die?

 

5.  How did you arrive at that conclusion?

 

6.  What is your impression of Christians?

 

7.  What, if anything, would change you views?

 

Again, any help you could provide would be great.  My teacher think's i'm nuts for posting this on here.  I eh... hope he's not right :ermm:

 

1. While I do believe in evolution, I also think there was more to it than that. What 'that' might be I simply don't know.

 

2. The purpose of life...hmm, tough question. I believe it is to live to your fullest potential in the circumstances life throws your way. While we may all choose the path we walk, we can't know in all certainty where that path will lead. Live, adapt, flourish and contribute to those around you and humanity.

 

3. Same as Ans. 2

 

4. I don't know. I do believe humans are more than our physical shells. Maybe our spirits become one with the great flow of the universe once again. MAybe we're born again. Maybe there is a heaven or hell. Who knows?

 

5. It's just a wild guess

 

6. Modest Christians who are strong in their faith and practice their beliefs quietly and truthfully are ok by me. Fanatics who go around proclaiming God's might and try to convert everything in their path really really scare me.

 

7. I don't know.

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Yep. What I'm not so sure of is the degree to which that underlying order can be quantified. It isn't very useful if everything can be broken down to a set of factors in an equation, if there are like, an infinite number of them that need to be calculated with um... infinite precision. :ermm:

 

no that is true .. for now .. But someday that will hardly be a problem (at least I would guess, if I believed it to be true)!

 

There doesn't seem to be any room for "free will" anywhere .. even if a few strange particles behave unexpectedly ..

 

which is why I don't believe 100% in science either ..

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1) The evolution schtick.

 

2) There is to me, as of yet, no purpose of life. People may have a purpose with their lives, but that's a different question.

 

3) In, or as close as possible with, accordance to Immanuel Kant's categorical imperative:

 

"Act so that the maxim of your actions is capable of becoming a univeral law for all rational beings."

 

4) I don't know, and I'm not going to speculate.

 

5) My logic, however flawed it may be.

 

6) They turn to something which leads and helps them through life. That's their choice, and as long as they don't get radical I respect that choice; I don't deny the existence of a higher power, no one can with valid arguments.

 

7) I'm not sure my view could be changed.

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There doesn't seem to be any room for "free will" anywhere ..

schroedinger (don't have an umlaut on my keyboard) might have an argument here along with the quantum physics folks... perhaps uncertainty is exactly what allows free will.

 

which is why I don't believe 100% in science either ..

true science or layman's science? sad if the former, understandable if the latter. true science is unimpeachable (it constantly tries to fix itself), though rarely practiced. even by professionals.

 

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