Daily Archives: December 23, 2010

The Universe is Young, Not Old. Really. Gregg Easterbrook Says This: “Creation glistens with the dew of morning.”

At Reuters, Gregg Easterbrook has an imagination bending little essay that surveys what astronomers think they now know about the cosmos: Current evidence suggests the universe may continue, in roughly its current form, for at least hundreds of billions more years: which, to … Continue reading

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Atheism and the Quest for Meaning: What Does It Mean to Say That All of Existence is Contingent?

It means that life didn’t have to be—it was an accident—and yet here we all are. Our existence is neither inherently necessary or meaningful. Welcome! Now, as human beings, what do we do? Well, we can try to take the incoherence of … Continue reading

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