Does the Universe Have a Purpose? feat. Neil deGrasse Tyson

Here’s a nice little speech and animated video to give us some perspective on the purpose of the universe and our lives in it. We’re here to provide a dark, but idyllic, anaerobic habitat of fecal matter for 100 billion bacteria living and working in a single centimeter of our lower intestines. Generally, humans are full of… 🙂

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  1. When asked if the universe has a purpose, Neil de Grasse Tyson instead answers the question, are humans the purpose behind the universe. Good question, terrible answer. There is little doubt that the beginning of the universe was chaos. But, is it wrong to perceive that some ingredient to that chaos allowed for life to emerge where conditions allowed. And, we of course compare what we see on earth as conditions that allow life to thrive. Yet we ignore life that exist in volcanic hot springs, or near oceanic volcanic eruptions. Extremophiles. Sea worms, miniature crabs, bacteria, that were thought could not exist in such conditions. Yet they do. So life does not need to exist in our comfort zone.
    Now, I admire Neil de Grasse Tyson for having the vision to be an agnostic. But, I also am disappointed with his religious allegiance to shit like dark energy, dark matter, relativity. Wild unproven scientific theory, yet he joins with his fellows in the field in presenting it as fact.
    I do not believe, but, I lean toward the idea that the universe does have a purpose, and that purpose is life. When chaos on an unimaginable scale is thrown in all directions with infinite permutations, if the seed is sown, life will happen, and evolution and natural selection will take it to its ultimate conclusion, unless it’s interrupted. After all, it’s chaos.
    But, that’s just theory.
    Norman Lycan

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