Stephen J. Iacoboni‘s article contains a profound question…
One cannot understand organisms — that is, life itself — without incorporating the concept of purpose within biology, the science of organisms. Such purpose is observable and measurable, and therefore well within the bounds of scientific inquiry.
In order to understand life, it is not sufficient to simply observe what is happening. The real question is why things are the way they are.
However, did we not just decide that animals eat because they are hungry and avoid danger to eschew harm? Yes, these are clearly purpose-driven activities, and they all have a biochemical or physiologic basis.
True enough. But the deeper question is, why are these physiologic stimuli there in the first place? Answer: to allow for life. But then… why life?
“Why life?” is the ultimate question.
If, as the atheist scientists endlessly insist, we exist merely as an accidental collocation of molecules strewn together on some small planet in the backwater of an insignificant galaxy, then again, “Why life?”
Time, Energy, and Matter
The answer, finally, comes all the way back to where we started: purpose. Time, energy, and inanimate matter carry on ceaselessly with no apparent purpose. But arising out of the inorganic are living creatures, utterly purpose-driven. There is absolutely no reason for purpose-driven life to exist within this milieu, unless purpose itself exists at the fundamental core of reality itself.
Every religion has taught this, always. It is not a new revelation, however forgotten in modern times.
Let us return to the wisdom of our elders.Full article at Evolution News.
Humans have a tendency to want to keep living. Why? If we are an undirected, purposeless outcome of the forces of nature acting on various atoms, how could such an organism want anything?