UniversalAlien wrote:After many thousands of years of recorded human history I have yet to see a clear direction to this history and the reason for it. Why does man exist? Can anyone give a reason why humans exist? Do we have a purpose, a destiny? And if so what is it?
And as a hypothetical afterthought to this question, if a superior alien race that does have a destiny, say to build new star systems, were to ask you as a human what you think your destiny is, could you give them an intelligent answer? Theoretically they just stumbled upon humanity recently; They studied human history and human behavior and they are bewildered - could you give them some indication that humans are an intelligent race of beings with a destiny in the Cosmos?
If there was a purpose to human existence wouldn't everyone know what the purpose is, and since everyone doesn't know what the purpose is there must not be a particular purpose to human existence. No I couldn't give a superior alien race a good answer to the question what the human destiny is. I would be honest with the superior alien race and tell them we go about our meaningless lives just trying to go to work and get a living, go on vacations, and do other montonous activities, and that we try to create meaning out of these meaningless things, but we cannot really get that much meaning out of these things or life.