Oct 20, 2021

Earth’s demise could rid galaxy of meaning, warns Brian Cox ahead of Cop26

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“If you accept that meaning is something that emerges from sufficiently complex biological machines, then the only place those machines might exist is here; then it’s correct to say that if this planet weren’t here, we’d live in a meaningless galaxy. That’s different to life. There’s a difference between life and intelligent life.”

Unique events that led to civilisation mean its demise could ‘eliminate meaning in galaxy for ever’.

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