Why Life is Absurd: A Consideration of Time, Space, Relativity, Meaning, and Absurdity (Yep, All of It)

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Abstract

Human life is absurd because it is too short relative to reasonable human purposes. In contrast to our absurd relationship to time, our relationship to space is not absurd. Although our lives are way too short for reasonable human purposes, we are adapted to our size and the space we have to live in relative to the space of the universe and relative to reasonable human purposes. Because the human lifespan is so short as to render human life absurd, human life is also meaningless because absurdity presents an obstacle to meaningfulness.

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