We know the age of the universe, how stars were born, how galaxies were formed. But does the cosmos have meaning? Not make-believe, feel-good meaning, but real meaning with transcendent value? Can we discern ‘meaning’ using the hard data of science to go beyond science? Or is ‘meaning’ a term not at all appropriate in scientific cosmology?
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Frank Donald Drake is an American astronomer and astrophysicist. He is most notable as one of the pioneers in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, and the founder of SETI.
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