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Old December 25th, 2014, 01:55 PM   #1
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If the Universe is/were a story, what would the story be about?


If the universe were a story......

What is the story of the Universe about? What is the main plot?
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Old December 25th, 2014, 04:38 PM   #2
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Everybody wants to be happy, this is the basic desire of everyone on this planet. As far as human universe is concerned, the plot is basically a search for happiness.
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Old December 25th, 2014, 10:03 PM   #3

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And explosion of random matter and energy and gravity which converges into amazing complexity and beauty and life and minds. For a while. Then losing cohesion, spreading apart, and fading into cold slumber.
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Old December 26th, 2014, 07:26 AM   #4
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There are many ways to tackle story of the universe, there is the scientific way, the religious and mythological approach, the various philosophical schools and the poet's take, but none of these has offered an answer to the basic question of why are we here.
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Old December 26th, 2014, 12:56 PM   #5
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It is not a comedy (in the Grecco-Roman sense - where there is a happy ending), it is not a tragedy (in the Grecco-Roman sense - where every body is dead and nobody is happy). Therefore if you were to use theater as a model, I would say a farce.
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Old December 26th, 2014, 02:45 PM   #6
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The universe trying to understand itself through the trials of living things. It could make quite a good film, actually, if you change 'universe' to 'demigod' or some supernatural but relatable being, then tone down the scale a bit. Or, sell the idea to Of Monsters And Men. They'll make a song of it.

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Old December 26th, 2014, 04:05 PM   #7

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The titel: mutch space about nothing...
The story is about random accidents
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Old December 26th, 2014, 04:45 PM   #8

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"I need to liberate some gases..."
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Boy meets girl, girl recruits boy to assassinate evil dictator, some zombies attack, angsty superhero saves protagonists, hobbits, elves and Ben Affleck.
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Old December 27th, 2014, 02:35 AM   #10

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A mathematical story ... I like to follow an American scholar [Max Tegmark from MIT] who has started from the realization that math is able to describe the universe. Curious ... May be we give this as obvious [math is rational, so it is suitable to describe physical processes], but why?
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