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Purpose

Once matter and energy were self-organized into the first, simplest living organisms, at least here on this planet, meaning emerged - in the sense of significance and value–albeit only initially in the most elementary sense. Living organisms, even simple ones lacking any semblance of a nervous system, let alone a brain or consciousness, have rudimentary goals - to survive and reproduce. They are thus intentional, purpose-driven agents.

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“An idea is something that won’t work unless you do.” - Thomas A. Edison

In the beginning, there was matter and energy. There was no meaning to it. Yet, now there is plenty of meaning–at least to us, in the sense that we use the term: significance. So, where did all this meaning come from? How did meaning enter a universe that lacks inherent meaning?

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