Manniversary Super Spectacular: Three Tiny Brains Tackle 10 Giant Questions

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By Joe Heim, Justin Rude and Dan Zak
Sunday, November 16, 2008

So here we are. Ten big questions. Well, some are bigger than others, which are smaller. If you disagree with our answers, you're probably wrong. But we'd still like to hear from you. E-mail us at with "big questions" in the subject line.

1.Where do we go when we die?

Justin: I am optimistic enough to believe in an afterlife. I am also optimistic enough to believe that in the afterlife there will be no Frisbee sports. We've had enough of them this go-round, thank you very much.

Joe: Life is the afterlife. It's the beforelife you need to worry about. The beforelife is where your actions determine your true reward. And since it has already happened, there's not much you can do about it. I lived an exceptional beforelife. That's how I got this job.

2.Is morality subjective or absolute?

Joe: It depends.

3.Is fear itself really the only thing we have to fear?

Justin: My first child is due in about a month, so I am afraid of just about everything right now.

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