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    ''Life is solitary, poor, nasty, brutal and short." Thomas Hobbes in the 16th century.

    "I believe with Schopenhauer that one of the strongest motives that leads men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever shifting desires." Albert Einstein in the 20th century.

    Does the answer lie with Boltzmann and Dawkins?
    The second law of thermodynamics and the selfish gene theory.
    Life is always consumed by the entropy of the body which in turn is only a throwaway vehicle for its genes.

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