Dr. Krauss says that "The knowledge that the meaning we have is the meaning we make should inspire us to do better. Every single thing that religion provides, rationality, empiricism, and science can provide. And not only that — they can provide it better.”
And how does science tell us what is "better"?
He lists accomplishments that make us nod in agreement: raising children, providing a livelihood. But unfortunately others find meaning in killing children in a daycare center and planting explosives at a marathon race. Science can describe all those behaviors, quantify them, psychoanalyze them. If we live in a universe with no ultimate purpose, science has no way of saying which way of striving for meaning is "better".
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