The scientific concept
Although science doesn’t entertain any spiritual notions (Why?) there are a lot of people that adhere to that concept, so it would be only fair to take a look at their point of view as well.
Science doesn’t accept “intent” and “purpose” as valid premises for the existence of the universe and therefore it defines existence as “blind”
The universe is nothing but a big “machinery” with nothing spiritual in it.
It all starts with a colossal explosion from a singular point in space – The Big Bang Theory.
This explosion, expulses enormous quantity of hot matter into the space, thus the universe existence and expansion begins.
As time progresses the hot matter cools down and “assembles” itself into atomic elements, that after further cooling start gathering in huge clouds.
The huge clouds further cool and slow down sufficiently to “assemble” into stars and planets, thus forming the solar systems and the galaxies.
As the young planets are going through the tumultuous process of stabilization, with lots of volcanic activity and violent storms and earthquakes, some unexpected accidents occur. On this particular planet called Earth atomic matter “assembles” itself into complex molecules and the complex molecules again by accident “assemble” into simple unicellular living organisms.
Million of years pass and of course more accidents happen to the poor little living creatures. Some of them mutate into better organisms and they flourish some of them suck at living and die miserably.
This is to be known as the evolution of the species and the survival of the fittest.
More millions of years pass and another fortuitous accident happens.
The monkeys fall out of the tree, bump their head and become intelligent.
Just kidding :) – It was again the evolution process and the natural selection that determined the apparition and expansion of the human race.
So in conclusion after billions and billions years of evolution 170 pounds of stellar dust have evolved into calling itself “Buddha of Hollywood” and it is now conversing with another – I don’t know how many pounds of stellar dust you might be -and Buddha is saying:
- Isn’t this just fantastic that the universe is intelligent after all?
And you would say:
- Yes, that is quite fantastic!
But then again there it will be another part of the universe that calls himself “atheist” that would argue that:
- No , the universe is not intelligent.
And I would go ahead and say:
- I totally agree with you – You are just a dumb ass :)