Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Random or Designed Universe: Are Humans Real?

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Hubble eXtreme Deep Field: a new, improved portrait of mankind's deepest-ever view of the Universe

Cosmologist Martin Rees explores and discusses the Universe and asks questions such do we live in a random or designed Universe, where did we come from, where are we going, and what is the nature of reality?

Humans are the most complex organism we know of in the Universe. Remarkably, atoms have been able to assemble into entities, i.e. humans, "which somehow have been able to ponder their origins".

The human understanding of reality, of the Universe, began with religion and a Creator. As science progressed a random, not a designed, Universe seemed probable. Now a simulated reality, a virtual Universe, may be the true reality which implies a Creator once again.

What We Still Don't Know: "Are We Real?"

Chapter 1: In which the cosmologists learn that we were no accident waiting to happen (3:27)
Chapter 2: In which the cosmologists find that just one suit fits (16:38)
Chapter 3: In which the cosmologists find that they are not the most intelligent things in our Universe, or in others (27:57)
Chapter 4: In which the cosmologists learn that their suits are knock-offs (40:55)

Series from Channel 4 featuring Sir Martin Rees. There is a fundamental chasm in our understanding of ourselves, the universe, and everything. To solve this, Sir Martin takes us on a mind-boggling journey through multiple universes to post-biological life. On the way we learn of the disturbing possibility that we could be the product of someone else's experiment.


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Seeking Alpha