Does the Universe Have a Purpose? Neil deGrasse Tyson Says Probably Not

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Given that humans weren't even around to pose the question for 99.9999% of cosmic history, Tyson asks, is it likely that humans were the end goal of this whole operation? The creation of humans -- and our search for meaning -- hardly seem to have been a priority for the universe. In the video below, the YouTube series Minute Physics brings the astrophysicist's take on the eternal question to life with its signature whiteboard illustrations. 

For more videos from Minute Physics, visit the YouTube channel. 

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Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg's work in media spans documentary television, advertising, and print. As a producer in the Viewer Created Content division of Al Gore's Current TV, she acquired and produced short documentaries by independent filmmakers around the world. Post-Current, she worked as a producer and strategist at Urgent Content, developing consumer-created and branded nonfiction campaigns for clients including Cisco, Ford, and GOOD Magazine. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University, where she was co-creator and editor in chief of H BOMB Magazine.

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