Does The Universe Have A Purpose?

I don’t know anything, but I do know that everything is interesting if you go into it deeply enough.” ~Richard Feynman

The Meaning Of Life:

What is it that we think we know? And why do we ask? And why is it important that we have an answer? Humans have an inherent, it seems, ability to question their purpose of being. Which seems a bit odd to me, as what is wrong with Just Being? What difference or relevance does the answer make when just being would remain? I like being, love being alive, I think existence is the bee’s knees, if you will. Yes, I question, but this does not subtract from the beauty that is Life, only adds to it.

Richard Feynman Uncertainty

Does the universe have a purpose?

What if

The Fibonacci in Lateralus

The Big Electron

“We absolutely must leave room for doubt or there is no progress and no learning. There is no learning without having to pose a question. And a question requires doubt. People search for certainty. But there is no certainty. People are terrified — how can you live and not know? It is not odd at all. You only think you know, as a matter of fact. And most of your actions are based on incomplete knowledge and you really don’t know what it is all about, or what the purpose of the world is, or know a great deal of other things. It is possible to live and not know.” ~Richard Feynman

*Image Credits–
Artwork is a photomanipulation created by NIKOtheOrb
Tesseract Stock (blue cube) by Sheridan Johns
Self-Portrait taken by NIKO

Let’s Start A Conversation: So, does the universe have a purpose? If it does, what do you think that purpose is? If it doesn’t, what do you think of the idea that it doesn’t? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

8 thoughts on “Does The Universe Have A Purpose?

  1. Oh my God, this post blew my mind. I have always been a Fibonacci fan. Now I’m a Tool fan.
    Watching all the videos in one sitting brought new meaning to each and every one. Thank you so much for this re-mix, Niko.
    Somehow I feel more at ease with the Universe in this moment with George Carlin and Bill Hicks echoing in my mind.
    I’m blabbering like a fool in love. I don’t know what else to say, but thank you.

    • I am pleased to extend the same reaction to you as I often have when reading your blog (having my mind blown). I, too, am a Fibonacci fan and this rendition of it in Lateralus by Tool has been one of my top favorite songs (as well as examples of Fibonacci Sequence) since (there is much of this in their songs, actually; the lead singer is quite well-versed in a sundry of subjects and fields). I highly recommend taking a look at Carlins’ and Hicks’ original videos, they are well worth the view; both of them are philosophers who speak through a comedic medium.

      You are most welcome. 🙂

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  4. It is easy to see all organic life has a purpose, they live, grow and reproduce. Every part of the anatomy of organic life, and all their activity has a purpose: eyes to see; roots to anchor; teeth to chew. The Universe has a certain nature to it, for instance rain to fall and wind to blow. The nature of things and the purpose of things come together in the idea of potentiality of energy, it is the will to move in a certain direction built into the design or pattern of the object it is contained in.

    • I like your thoughts on this. The purpose of organic life is existence. The purpose of eyes is to see, the purpose of roots is to anchor; each element’s reason for being is to Be. The eyes will see, the roots will anchor, teeth chew. I like that you show the seamlessness of it, the nonduality intrinsic in life, it’s nature. And that nature is really potentials of BE-ing (energy)…and that being will flow according to its pattern; that is a purpose. I agree.

  5. Reblogged this on sustainabilityandbeauty and commented:
    This is the first re-blog I have and for my one-hundredth post. The thing is as I have posted over the last year I have realized that the passion I felt as a child for beauty and science; that is still central to me. This posting from nikitheorb and the five videos express much of what I feel. Not so much the question, “What is the meaning of life?” That is not an interesting question for me; much like Richard Feynman’s answer. But the beauty I see. That is intense.

    Looking at my 99 blogs, that message clear. I find that centering and helpfully meaningful.

    • Wow, I am humbled that a post I did ended up being your first reblog. 🙂 The beauty is indeed intense, as Feynman says, we cannot what the answer may be, but whatever it may be, it will be.

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