A new take on the meaning of life

I saw Steven Hawking on this TV  program recently (Steven Hawking Grand Design – The Meaning of Life). He said something that really made a lot of sense to me.

I greatly admire the genius of Steven Hawking and many other scientists, however I can never accept scientific theory as 100% truth. History has taught me otherwise. Our learning evolves just as we do. What we believe today may be laughed at in another 50-100 years time.

Hawking used the term best fit model to describe scientific theories. They are the best we have at the time, to describe the theoretical understanding of the universe. When considering the meaning of life, we can only see it through the constraints of our own personal experience and perceptions.  Therefore the meaning of life for me is what makes the most sense out of my own personal best fit model of reality. I like that 🙂

I found a review of the program by another blogger – if you are interested in getting another point of view on the program: What is reality?



PS Whatever life means to you – I hope that 2013 is a wonderful experience in your journey of life 😉

5 thoughts on “A new take on the meaning of life

  1. I am constantly surprised by how dogmatic Hawkings is about areas in which he is not competent – he’s welcome to make observations, but to claim his authority as a scientist for them is a little strange, I find.

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