Virgo wrote:Hi padma, I can appreciate if you don't except the answers but I don't understand why you call them non-answers.
For example, I said we breath because there is air and we need air. Why on earth else would we breath?
I don't see the non answer aspect that you see.
The reason, "we breath because there is air and we need air," is an observation, but IMO not an answer. IDK if there is an answer. Another observation is that our body uses food and air the same as a heat engine, such as an automobile engine. uses petrol and air. We can then ask, why does burning petrol and air make heat, and why does the heat cause motion. We can then ask other questions, and make further observations, but at some point we cannot observe because whatever occurs is submicroscopic--the domain of quantum mechanics and string theory that may never be fully explained.
^ yeah, pretty much what he said. But, remember, "why do we breathe?" wasn't an actual question, just a comparison I made: "To me, saying we sleep because of the moon is like saying we breathe because of the air. Not an answer." Asking why we breathe would involve a series of questions: Why do we need to breathe? What's in the air that we need and why do we need it? Why do other lifeforms breathe and why? Etc.
If you think "we sleep because of the moon" is an actual perfectly valid answer, then I don't really know what else to say. When the astronauts landed on the moon, how the heck did they stay awake? Standing on the space rock of sleep, I'm surprised Neil Armstrong was able to get his famous line out before falling into a coma. In fact, despite a general lack of sleep disturbances caused by the earth's gravity (apnea, etc.), astronauts still only get a couple hours of sleep at a time even with sleeping pills. Apparently, being closer to the moon, the very source of sleep according to your theory, this close proximity must have an overdose opposite effect that causes sleep disorders.
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