Tom Kunesh

Independent scholar and Historic Preservation Officer.


How did the Universe begin?

Birth, mom, dad, twin, siblings, the floor, the rug, outside, rain, dirt, salamanders, other kids, the car, then words.

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What is the Universe made of?

One part molecules of atoms to 99 parts dark matter.

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What is the origin of good?

Enlightened self-interest. Awareness. What's good for other people is good for me too.

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What is the origin of evil?

Mental illness. Organic and chemical deviations in a person's mind, or that of a parent's, or relational emotional trauma in youth.

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Is there free will?

Yes. Original ideas cannot be programed into the human mind. Regardless of mental pull, chemical preferences can be overcome.

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What is the nature of the mind?


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How do you find happiness?

When I was young it was pretty easy and faster - good books, a quiet place to read, companionship, sex, beer for self-medication, learning. 

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How do you find truth?

First I check wikipedia. If it sounds right, I'm satisfied. If I don't find the truth there I look elsewhere until I find it. If I don't find it anywhere else then i try to reason it through and make it up for myself.

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What is the meaning of life?

'Meaning' is a subjective fiction each of us creates and projects onto the reality we share. Apart from our own mental creations, there is nothing larger, nothing objective.

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What is the role of evolution?

Better physical and mental adaptation of life forms to the physical environment with each generation.

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What happens after death?

My brain will disintegrate, the universe will lose one bit but gain seven more.

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What is going to happen to humankind?

I don't know. Nobody else does either.

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What question is missing?

What do you value most?

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