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Re^3: Do you really want to know if there is extraterrestrial life?

by Skeeve (Parson)
on Sep 28, 2020 at 14:34 UTC ( #11122296=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Do you really want to know if there is extraterrestrial life?
in thread Do you really want to know if there is extraterrestrial life?

Don't confuse me with facts.

I'm sure there is.

I don't want to know because if there isn't I cannot be sure anymore.

But I'm sure there has to be because here there isn't.


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Re^4: Do you really want to know if there is extraterrestrial life?
by tobyink (Canon) on Sep 28, 2020 at 16:05 UTC

    If you are already sure there is extraterrestrial life, then you already know there is extraterrestrial life.

    So the question "do you want to know if there is extraterrestrial life?" really becomes a question about whether you are happy with your current certainty.

    Like if someone asked me "do you really want to know the answer to 1+2?", logically I should say yes, because though I already have this knowledge, losing the knowledge would be detrimental to my life.

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