If the universe doesn't have a
purpose, is it absurd?
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One of the precise definitions of the
word absurd is: "Of, relating to, or manifesting the view that there is no
order or value in human life or in the universe."
If it does have a purpose, then there are two
possibilities: Either this purpose is eventually achieved, or it is never
If it is never achieved,
then the universe is futile.
But if it
is eventually achieved, then any further existence of the universe is
pointless. So, no matter how you slice it, an eternal universe is either a)
absurd, b) futile, or c) eventually pointless."
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