Was watching a show at the planetarium last week. They described really nicely what a supernova is, and how the process is responsible for the creation and dispersion of a much larger array of elements than, say, the reaction within our own Sun. The derivation was that we’ve all essentially come from some supernova – given the complexity and diversity of matter on our planet.
The conclusion : life on the planet, and especially human existence, is almost a freak accident in the face of odds.
And now consider the outcome of it all, as seen around us. A struggle to live on one end, blowing the brains out of our own species, poisoning it, and on the other end, Facebook updates, stranger and more contrived ways to keep ourselves amused.
Hmm, this species has a greater purpose? 🙂