Thursday, October 9, 2014

Well Said: Obsessed With Purpose

Would it not be strange if a universe without purpose accidentally created humans who are so obsessed with purpose?
Sir John Templeton

1 comment:

  1. Yes, indeed. No wonder some biologists fear asking computer scientists for assistance, it would violate their dogma of purposelessness, (Since no software can come to be without purpose, be it coded in binary or in DNA.)

    Your quote is very much like a line by Whitehead often cited by Father Jaki:

    Those who devote their lives to the purpose of proving that there is no purpose, constitute an interesting subject for study.

    [A. N. Whitehead, The Function of Reason (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1929), p. 12.]

    See here fo rmore.