Sunday, December 2, 2012

Purpose Of The Universe


Neil deGrasse Tyson, who is an astrophysicist and the Director of New York City’s Hayden Planetarium, was asked, "Does the universe have a purpose?"

His answer is here on a Youtube video of less than three minutes duration.

I first encountered the question on Taslima's blog, No Country For Women --

And I even left a comment at the bottom of the entry giving my seemingly flippant but absolutely serious answer to the question.



A strong or habitual liking for something or tendency to do something.
inclination - tendency - leaning - liking - propensity


Birthday:   December 2, 1914
Died:   Jan 1, 2001

Ray Walston was an American stage, television and film actor best known as the title character on the 1960s situation comedy My Favorite Martian. In addition, he is also remembered for his roles as Luther Billis in South Pacific (1949/1958), Mr. Applegate in Damn Yankees (1955/1958), J.J. Singleton in The Sting (1973), high school teacher Mr. Hand in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), and Judge Henry Bone on the drama series Picket Fences (1992-1996).

Birthday:   December 2, 1863
Died:   December 3, 1926

Charles Edward Ringling  was one of the Ringling brothers, who owned the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. He was in charge of production and greatly admired by the employees, who called him "Mr. Charlie" and sought his advice and help even for personal problems.

 Birthday:   December 2, 1981
Age:   30 years old

Britney Jean Spears is an American recording artist and entertainer. Born in McComb, Mississippi, and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana, she began performing as a child, landing acting roles in stage productions and television shows. She signed with Jive Records in 1997 and released her debut album ...Baby One More Time in 1999, which became the best-selling album by a teenage solo artist.

During her first decade in the music industry, she became a prominent figure in mainstream popular music and popular culture, followed by a much-publicized personal life. Her first two albums established her as a pop icon and broke sales records, while title tracks "...Baby One More Time" and "Oops!... I Did It Again" became international number-one hits. Spears was credited with influencing the revival of teen pop during the late 1990s, and became the 'best-selling teenaged artist of all time' before she turned 20, garnering her honorific titles such as "Princess of Pop".

Birthday:   December 2, 1968
Age:   43 years old

Lucy Alexis Liu is an American actress, artist, narrator, and film producer. She became known for playing the role of the vicious and ill-mannered Ling Woo in the television series Ally McBeal (1998–2002) for which she was nominated for both a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series, and has also appeared in several hit Hollywood films including Payback, Charlie's Angels, Chicago, Kill Bill, and Kung Fu Panda. In 2012, Liu joined the cast of the TNT original series Southland in the recurring role of Jessica Tang for which she won the Critics'
Choice Television Award for Best Drama Guest Actress.

She is currently one of the two series lead actors of the CBS television crime drama Elementary, based on the story of Sherlock Holmes, in her role as Joan Watson.


"The cool thing about being famous is traveling. I have always wanted to travel across seas, like to Canada and stuff."
--Britney Spears

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