ELSEWHERE: Your Life Is Even More Meaningless Than You Thought

Science has done much to improve humanity’s lot in life, but it’s done an awful lot to humble us, too. (For example, highlighting our puniness in light of the scope of the universe, or revealing that maybe we’re not as different and unique from other animals as we thought we might be.) And now Dave Goldberg offers us several reasons for why we shouldn’t even exist, claiming that we’re “nothing but impurities in an otherwise beautifully simple universe.”

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Jason Morehead lives in the lovely state of Nebraska with his wife, three children, zero pets, and a large collection of CDs, DVDs, books, and video games. He's a fan of Arcade Fire and Arvo Pärt, Jackie Chan and Andrei Tarkovsky, "Doctor Who" and "Community," and C.S. Lewis and Haruki Murakami. He's also a web development geek, which pays the bills — and buys new music and movies. Twitter: @jasonopus. Web: http://opus.fm.

  • C.T. Casberg

    I want to say it was Pascal (but it may have been G.K. Chesterton) who noted that if the universe is infinitely large, then it is also infinitely small. In that light, we can consider both the “puniness” of our size in contrast to God’s power as well as the colossal immensity of our role in the unveiling of his plan in the universe.


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