Discover Physics' Answer to the Purpose of Life

Shelby Rogers

What's the purpose of life? Is it truly an electron looking for a place to rest? Or, as Douglas Adams predicted, is the answer to life, the universe and everything simply "42."

For MinutePhysics, the answer is simple. Life in the universe exists to increase entropy. Highly complex and ordered organisms add to the disorder of life. (Somewhere, philosophy majors are discussing the symbolism in this.) This video talks about where our energy goes, and how the energy we exert successfully contributes to increasing entropy - and ultimately fulfilling our purpose in life.