Think about it. Look at a plant. From a seed it grows. It catches CO2 and water to make sugar and oxygen. It makes some more seeds. These seeds grow
into some more plants. This we all know, this we all see. But... why? What's the purpose of this never ending cycles of life? Well, perhaps it's to
make oxygen for animals to breathe, and energy for herbivores to eat. Yes, that makes sense, let's move on.
A rabbit eats plants. Its whole life, its main goal is to feed itself so to sustain its existence the longest time possible. It will produced
offsprings that will survive its death. These offsprings will grow up to reach maturity themselves, and feed, and reproduce, and die. And the cycle
will keep on going. But why? What is the goal of this existence? Well, perhaps it's to provide more efficient food for carnivores to eat. After all,
meat provides more energy and proteins than a similar volume of grass, so in a sense, it is a better food for life forms with higher energetic
demands. Let's move on.
Humans. They are said to have the highest intellect on the planet. Their ability to think abstractly has given them the upper hand in their fight for
survival, in fact mankind has driven many species into utter extinction. But pause for a second, and look around you. They wake up, work for food
(either through hunting or through a job which gives them income and thus access to food), they seek entertainment (not unlike cats and birds and
dolphins), most find a mate and have offsprings, and as they age their children grow to take over. They aren't doing anything different. Is the
purpose of the body... to try and make the brain survive for the longest time possible? If yes, this doesn't answer the question of: why?
Some would answer that the smarter you are, the more likely you're to evolve and survive. But what's the end goal of it all? Reproducing some more,
according to many evolution theorists. But why? We are just spinning round in a logic cycle. To reproduce life forms evolve, and they reproduce to
evolve, but no one pauses to wonder what's the whole purpose of it all.
Is the ultimate purpose of it all to create a specie of beings that has evolved further than any other, a kind of Type 4 civilisation? But then this
specie wouldn't be any different - it would still seek to survive and sustain itself, just like all the species before that.
Those colonies of mussels standing still for all their adult lives until they die, those caterpillars eating entire forests, those strange creatures
which no one ever sees in the deepest ocean' s abyss - why? It's as if Nature is afraid of silence. Is the purpose of life to simply break the
silence of a sterile world, at any cost?
Perhaps it is my mind which has reached a limit and cannot fathom the bigger clockwork. Is the purpose of Life to simply "exist" and defy the
eroding winds of Time? If so, what is it that must absolutely survive through Time? What is it that Nature is so desperate to pass down for about 500
millions years, and counting?
Is Life a new kind of information state which is to be imposed over inert Matter, ultimately converting the entire universe? In other words, is Mother
Nature... having an argument with Time?
Or even stranger still... is the universe attempting to devise a way to prolong its own existence by inseminating Life within itself, Life which will
surely ultimately evolve to control the Universe and save it from Thermal Death?
Food for thought.