And so, we are told around 4 billion years ago life formed, from a primordial sludge of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and methane... a concentrated complex polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon. which could very well have an origin outside our solar system, since deposits found from early collisions appeared to have delivered these basic building blocks in Antarctica.
It started off simple... a misnomer no doubt for a more complex configuration of atoms the earth has seen... a mobile, living prokaryote. As time went on, the prokaryote learned the biological mechanism of multicellular life.. but in these interactions and following complex life to come, from primordial sea dwelling leviathans to land dwelling dragons, they all were subject to five mass extinctions which have been documented with great success with some surprise.
Without anthropomorphising this, what is the nature of life? What is its goal? Why does life, that first multicellular organism persist to exist and why did it give rise to complex systems capable of generating different levels of intelligence and awareness? There's a lot of mystery to life and what drives it according to a sense of believing it serves some purpose.
What are your opinions... in light of the role of life, the meaning behind it? I'll give my own thoughts later.
Edited by Dubbelosix, 03 April 2018 - 08:50 PM.