Simple question. Why is it so big? I have always believed that there is a logic and intelligence behind creation, rather than just a chaos of
probabilities (or perhaps they work in combination.) This is a personal belief, not an ideology that I am trying to push here. Please do not turn this
into a theist vs. atheist debacle.
Although unpredictably wondrous, the universe seems to be a pretty logical place. It has laws, constants, and organization. It has a rulebook.
Mechanisms such as physics and chemistry cannot be argued with. From the smallest subatomic particles to the largest supercluster galaxies, there are
rules, there is order, there is logic. So, I ask again, why is the universe so unfathomanly huge? What is the purpose of such a design? How does its
size support law and organization?
I can’t see any logic in the universe being so expansive. If there is to be other life out in the universe, it seems we’re all doomed to being too
impossibly spaced apart that we are permanently isolated.
I tend to look at things as reflections, as philosophical metaphors. I tend to think that there is a lesson to be learned in all aspects of nature.
Afterall, isn’t mother nature the best engineer, chemist, and physicist? So what is the metaphor, what is the lesson to be learned with the size of
Now, I expect one camp of answers to look something like, “Well, there is no intelligence behind creation and the universe isn’t meant for
Indeed, perhaps the question was inspired by my own hubris. But, if you’re going to lean towards that answer, can you at least provide some cool,
scientific facts about the universe?
I’m really just trying to think outside the box here with this philosophical question. I am curious what others have to say because I don’t think
I’ve ever had this discussion with anyone, although have thought about it myself a couple of times.
And well, I know this has been passed around before..but maybe you can take a look at this while thinking about an answer:
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