Albert Somit

Date of Birth: October 25, 1919

Date Submitted: June 20, 2020

Religious Affiliation: Jewish

What is the meaning of life?

I was probably in my 20s when I gave up trying to persuade myself that there was some purpose to life—and what is a closely linked question, "Is there a Creator?" After that, it was simply a matter of accepting--and regretting—that the weight of evidence increasingly compelled a negative answer to both questions, a conclusion voiced by almost every major historian from Herodotus on.