Thursday, January 5, 2012

The Meaning of Life Is Currently Unknown

The most basic aspect of our existence - its purpose - remains unknown. No one on this planet, no member of the human race, can tell you why you and I are here, why we exist, why anything exists. You and I have no more true understanding of the meaning of life than our chimp cousin shown on the right.

There are sorts of faiths, religions, beliefs, creeds, dogmas, theories, conjectures, opinions - but that is all they are - opinions. There are no definitive facts answering the most simple and basic question - why are we here? How did we get here? What are we supposed to do?

This does not mean there is no meaning or no answer or no God - only that no one knows. No one knows - for sure - whether life even has a meaning or a creator. Anyone who says he or she knows should first say, "In my opinion," because that's all it is - an opinion.

Further, as mankind continues to grow, to learn, to collect data, to gain knowledge, we should, at some not-so-distant point, be able to answer this question - clearly.

I offer my theory, which has some logic and basis on science (observed information), but it is only that, although it is at least plausible, unlike the major religious, which frankly make no sense, lack logic, and rely on miracles and impossible events.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I totally agree on your view of the matter. It's quite unsettling to not have definite answers.