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Stephen Hawking looked at the universe and saw an unchanging, supremely black hole of gravity just waiting to swallow the entire observable universe. It was a vision he sometimes said he felt as he drove the motorcades for his fellow British Nobel Prize winners. He even looked upon the many differences in a world that was slowly making itself.

“I don’t want to say that all living things are equal; every person is unique, and every life has value. But each life has equal importance, and that’s a lot to live up to,” Hawking once told an interviewer for the BBC.

But Hawking was not only concerned with individual life. Scientists have discovered, over the years, that the universe is more than one-dimensional. Whatever you’re thinking right now, the universe in which you find yourself may be a lot more powerful than you once guessed. In this clip from a new Special Report from Storyful, How the Universe Was Born: The Cosmic Perspective, two researchers discuss exactly what it means to find a cosmos that is “universally intelligent” and how it contrasts with that of humans.

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