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

By Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg

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. 

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