George F. Smoot III – What are the Implications of Cosmology?

Cosmologists are making startling discoveries, with real data enabling deep theories about the beginning and end of our universe and informed speculations about various kinds of astonishing multiple universes. Can more be inferred here than the science itself? Can we discern ‘purpose’ or ‘meaning’? Or are these terms not appropriate in scientific cosmology?

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George Fitzgerald Smoot III is an American astrophysicist, cosmologist, and Nobel laureate. He won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2006 for his work on the Cosmic Background Explorer.

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