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Why Are We Here?

Author: Reilly Capps/Thursday, October 24, 2013/Categories: space science

Why are we here? 

We don't know. 

Are we here to smell flowers, teach our daughters to throw a spiral, work up the courage to ask the barista out on a date? Are we here because we are way for the universe to know itself? Are we here to learn how to skateboard, appreciate a sunset or savor the taste of carpaccio?  

Or are we here because neutrinos are both matter and anti-matter and undergo double beta decay and, just after the Big Bang, decayed asymmetrically, creating slightly more matter than anti-matter, therefore allowing the universe to exist? 

Scientists are working on the latter hypothesis. I'm betting on the carpaccio thing. 

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["Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?" a painting by French artist Paul Gauguin. Scientists are working on some answers.]

-- Reilly Capps 

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