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People shared their deepest and most disturbing realizations about life recently on ask reddit and it's fueling our most recent existential crisis. 

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Hunter S. Thompson, famed author and journalist, and notorious for his dark existentialistic view on the color of life. His works and ramblings blurred the line between truth and fiction and left us with no shortage of great quotes and insights. 

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Via: Business Insider
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Jeremy England has come up with an interesting new hypothesis on the origins of life. In a sense, we exist to dissipate heat. Via BI:

From the standpoint of physics, there is one essential difference between living things and inanimate clumps of carbon atoms: The former tend to be much better at capturing energy from their environment and dissipating that energy as heat.

Jeremy England, a 31-year-old assistant professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has derived a mathematical formula that he believes explains this capacity. The formula, based on established physics, indicates that when a group of atoms is driven by an external source of energy (like the sun or chemical fuel) and surrounded by a heat bath (like the ocean or atmosphere), it will often gradually restructure itself in order to dissipate increasingly more energy. This could mean that under certain conditions, matter inexorably acquires the key physical attribute associated with life.
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Recaption

Found this in the nursing home I do my clinicals at. Couldn't resist posting. ;P

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