Saturday, March 30, 2013

9-Year-Old Philosopher Ponders the Meaning of Life and the Universe


Jami (my partner) watched this the other day and I watched over her shoulder - it's entertaining to see a 9-year-old thinking in such meta-philosophical ways. NPR picked up the story and now so has Open Culture. Enjoy.

9-Year-Old Philosopher Ponders the Meaning of Life and the Universe


March 30th, 2013


He’s nine years old. And they call him “The Philosopher.” Give the clip a few seconds and you will see exactly why. The Philosopher tackles the biggest questions: Why are we on earth? What’s our place in the universe? Is there life elsewhere in that universe, or, for that matter, do we live in a multiverse? What’s the meaning of life? And, finally, might our life be predestined — all scripted out for us in advance? Watch it, and then ask yourself: Do you know many adults who can reel off better answers? Doubt you will say yes. 

via NPR via @Alyssa_Milano
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