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If the universe doesn't have a purpose, is it absurd?




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Answer: yes

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 achieved.

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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