Chicken or the egg

Which came first? This is not a question. To think that there is no answer to this question seems to dismiss the reality that both exist dependent upon one another.
If a tree falls in the forest, and no one is there to hear it, was the impact any less material? Is the impact of a tree to hear it?
I heard a writer pose this question: if she visits her mother, but her mother has alzheimers and doesn’t remember the visit, should she have bothered to visit?
If everyone’s lives come to death in the end, how much should we bother with life?

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Eric Verlo

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1 Response to Chicken or the egg

  1. Avatar Marie Walden says:

    Eric, you pose some thought-provoking philosophical queries.

    My favorite, I’m quite sure it was posed by Socrates although he didn’t write much down, is this:

    If a man speaks in the forest and no one is around to hear him, is he still wrong?

    Okay, everyone can tell I’m a bit bored this afternoon. I’m waiting on a FedEx delivery and, although mounds of laundry await, I seem to be powerless to pull myself away from my new computer.

    Tony, I’m comin’ after you next.

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