We humans live short lives and then we die. At that point, because of our short lives, we have learnt nothing definite of any great significance to answer our most basic of questions. “Why are we here??”
We have not managed to find a single concrete, scientifically testable, answer to this most basic of our questions. We have not managed to find a single conclusion that will convince the scientists in their laboratories that we have made any real progress.
Why are we here??
Some answers do seem to make more sense than others, though:
At least with this poster, you can see where they’re coming from:
Why do we exist?
Every single answer we have found so far can just be handed back to us and they will say “Well, that’s just what you think. Nothing more. All you’ve got there is opinions, not facts.” or “How is this anything more than just belief and blind faith? Where’s your proof?”
We have discovered nothing that will make those scientists read our conclusion, nod sagely and say:
“Well, well, well, the Great Pumpkin is what it was all about after all!!”
Some people think about the world and find new questions to ask:
“Where were we before we were born?”
“Where will we go after we die?”
Some of them may actually sound very scientific:
“Is our world just one dimension of a hundred million others?”
“Are we in a huge computer where every single thing that happens to us is designed to test us out, to see if we are good enough to move on?”
“Is everything pre-ordained so that we cannot escape our inevitable fate?”
Are we free to do whatever we want, subject to any man made rules we have established for ourselves?
Well, nobody could have put it more succinctly than Johnny Nash:
And don’t worry about all these posts concerning fairies. They are not the same fairies that Walt Disney had. Far from it.
And this is all leading somewhere. Honestly. It is.
And we’ll meet those other fairies next time.