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Philosophy Friday 2

Posted by Star 2.0 on May 2, 2014 at 11:05 AM

So I was looking on the internets for a neat topic for this Friday, and I came accross this 

Why is there all this stuff in the universe, and why is it governed by such exquisitely precise laws?

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And why should anything exist at all?

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We inhabit a universe with such things as spiral galaxies, the aurora borealis, and SpongeBob Squarepants.

And as Sean Carroll notes,

"Nothing about modern physics explains why we have these laws rather than some totally different laws, although physicists sometimes talk that way — a mistake they might be able to avoid if they took philosophers more seriously."

And as for the philosophers, the best that they can come up with is the anthropic principle — the notion that our particular universe appears the way it does by virtue of our presence as observers within it — a suggestion that has an uncomfortably tautological ring to it.

-George Dvorsky

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Does this mean that the universe's entire existance only matter because it was able to create beings to think about itself? And what if we never existed. What if sentience didn't exist. What would the point of the universe be?

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Then why do we exist at all? Simply to bring justification to the existance if the universe?

Categories: Questions, Random, Energy/Pyschic stuff

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2 Comments

Reply Szayel
10:41 PM on May 17, 2014 
This blog is so perplexing, but at the same time I think I get it. We have all these scientific laws for why things work they way they do, but nothing that really explains where all these things originated and why they function the way they do. It's really mind-boggling stuff.
Reply JadinNWorstell
2:33 PM on September 8, 2014 
This topic will have a different answer for every person you ask, as it always has. To put my opinion into this, I think the Universe is so vast and huge, that none of are opinions truly can explain it all. Another point I'd like you to think about, is that we don't need huge complicated answers as to why we exist. I exist to help others, because helping others makes me happy.