• Question: Does the Universe Have a Purpose?

    Asked by sodiumpolyacrylate to David, James, Mike, Suze, Will on 22 Jun 2011.
    • Photo: Suze Kundu

      Suze Kundu answered on 18 Jun 2011:

      Well, we are all here, and we’re all pretty fantastic, considering that life has appeared from a series of perfect ideal conditions, totally by chance!

      There’s a lot of space out in space, so who knows, maybe there is more life in the Universe.

      Do you think that the Universe has a purpose? What do you think they might be?

    • Photo: William Eborall

      William Eborall answered on 20 Jun 2011:

      I think that question depends on your religious views. IF we take the assumption for the purpose of this question that there is no god of any type, and we were created by chance and evolution then I don’t see how the universe can have a purpose. Everything that happens is simply a product of consequences of something happening before it.

    • Photo: James Marrow

      James Marrow answered on 21 Jun 2011:

      I don’t know. It’s actually quire scary to imagine that it might have a purpose, and to wonder that it might be. To me, it seems to be a fantastic place where things happen in a chaotic manner with no purpose, but then you notice the amazing and complex interactions that develop between different species and it makes you think again.

    • Photo: David Ingram

      David Ingram answered on 21 Jun 2011:

      From a rather bizarre philosophical point of view – the Universe exists to entertain, inform, and frustrate you!

      There may be a higher, physical, purpose but I don’t know what it is.

      Many religions believe the purpose of the Universe is to celebrate the glory of God(s)

    • Photo: Mike Dodd

      Mike Dodd answered on 22 Jun 2011:

      Somewhere for us to live happily 🙂