Sean Carroll is a Physicists and Cosmologist who specialized in quantum mechanics, gravity, and cosmology. He was born on 05th October 1966 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

He is well known for Dark Electromagnetism and f® gravity. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, writer Jennifer Ouellette.

He has written many books, articles on Consciousness and has also done many podcasts to make difference in people’s thinking. His famous book “The Big Picture: On the Origin of Life, Meaning, and the Universe itself” has made a tremendous impact on many lives across the world.

His ideas and theory are so powerful in real yet controversial from a Buddhism perspective at the same time. He proposes “Our universe could have popped into existence 13.7 billion years ago without any divine help whatsoever” Therefore, he defines, Universe doesn’t need god for evolution.

He on the Podcast with Joe Rogan said:

“There is no monolithic purpose of life, there is more than one and there is a lot to experience and a lot to give to the world.”

Sean Carroll

In his book, he talks about the Parallel Universe, but it is very complicated to understand. In this video with Joe Rogan, he tries to break the concept for us to understand.

Physicist Sean Carroll Explains Parallel Universes to Joe Rogan

He says when we think about the “meaning of life,” we are attracted to the ideas such as love, or self-actualization, or justice, or human progress. It regards humankind as the central or most important element of existence.

If we try to convince algae that self-actualization is essential. He insists we should instead ask why life, as a biological notion, actually exists. That means we know that entropy increases as the universe progresses.

But then the question is why, on the path from the simple and low-entropy early universe to the uncomplicated and high-entropy late universe, do we pass through our present time of astonishing complexity, build up as intricate chemical reactions we know as life?

Atoms are in no way alive, but collectively they constitute the very special assemblies called YOU and ME. Life is defined by Nobel laureate Albert Szent-Györgyi as:

“Nothing but a free-electron looking for a place to rest.”

Albert Szent-Györgyi

And life does have a purpose, according to geochemist Michael Russell

“The purpose of life is to hydrogenate carbon dioxide.”

Michael Russell

We know we are conscious because we are reading this, but nobody knows what consciousness is, how it happens, or how accurately to define it. We may not have free will, but at least we have a clear idea of what free will means to us, but since what happens to us at any moment is a consequence of what happened in the past, it is not clear how many choices we ever had.

There is a very limited chance that we are all just simulations in some cosmic computer programmed game, and that our consciousness, memory, and our reality are implanted illusions, but according to most scientists, the odds on that are so low that we can forget it.

He also believes that while the universe might not have a purpose, we can create meaning through how we approach our reality, and how we live our lives.

Sean thanked Richard Dawkins for his bold view on GOD and he wrote a blog thanking Dawkins for putting the view of atheists.

In 2012 he tweeted about Buddhism: Buddhism has always had a naturalist strain. The Dalai Lama is on the right track here.

He believes when people ask scientists, if we believe in God, we should respect them and tell the truth whatever we think the answer is. That doesn’t mean we as scientists have to go every home spreading the good word of the laws of the universe. It just means that we should be true about what we actually think, giving the best reasoning we have for whatever that argument may be, and let people decide for themselves what to accept and what to reject.

Elon Musk on Twitter said, “Highly recommend anything by Sean Carroll” He was referring to his new book:

The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself.

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