Наука и смысл жизни

Большинство религий охватывают и продвигают определенные понятия о смысле жизни, предлагая достоверные причины для объяснения того, почему существуем мы и все другие организмы. В самом деле, возможно, фундаментальное определение религиозной веры - это убеждение в том, что жизнь служит (божественной) цели. Наука, однако, всегда давала оглушительный ответ "нет" на вопрос: "Имеет ли жизнь высокий смысл?"

По крайней мере, до сих пор.

В ряде своих лекций и книге, которая скоро будет издана, научные писатели Эрик Шнайдер и Дорион Сэган утверждают, что даже с научной точки зрения жизнь, действительно, служит цели, и таким образом, имеет смысл, который выходит за пределы собственного "я". Они пришли к такому заключения, когда пытались уладить противоречие, которое на протяжении долгого времени приводило в недоумение тех, кто изучает и биологию, и физику.

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