Not sure if I'm doing something wrong, but I don't think my last response posted. Hopefully it works this time.
If there needs
to be a reason or meaning to human existence (or life in general) then here's my take on it, borrowed from the last subchapter in my yet to be published book:
…if we could only find life in other places, we’d realize that we belong with them. That altogether we make up something that the universe was calling forth because it “needed it
”—Professor Neville Wolfe, University of Arizona
The universe "desires" conscious reflection of itself, utilizing life as a vehicle for that reflection. Otherwise, a lifeless universe is inconsequential and futile. If the need for a reason to existence is valid, a concept of the quasi-conscious reflection of AQUA (All-encompassing Quasi Universal Awareness) is also valid. If not, the question would instead be, “What is the reason for the existence of the universe?,” as opposed to, “What is the reason for the existence of life?” A simple answer to the reason for the existence of the universe could be for it to have the eventual capability to support life. Nonetheless, if life is a mere freak of nature, this answer is also invalid. Life could be nothing more than an accident, an anomaly; especially if Earth harbors the only bit of life anywhere in the vast expanse of the universe. Previous arguments might indicate otherwise.
Logically speaking, life must be a part of the natural blueprint of the universe, as are the stars, planets, and other three-dimensional objects throughout. Everything in the universe is a standard reflection of its general overall “design,” including life. Therefore, intelligent life should be the rule throughout the universe, not the exception, and it may exhibit a standard set of similar characteristics.
If life requires no reason for its existence, one must simply accept existence at face value. It perpetuates simply because. It just is. Either an explanation is beyond the realm of comprehension or there is none. Many refuse to accept this conclusion and turn to religion for possible alternatives. After all, religion holds the simplest, most comforting answers to any “meaning of life” question, science and logic do not.
So if a simplified logical answer is necessary, the meaning of life is as follows:Life (as a biological “conscious” entity and direct part of the universe) is the end-result, standard formation of the universe—in and of itself—so that the universe is capable of an inherent “self-awareness” regarding its own existence.
Life is the vehicle of universal consciousness, the portion of the universe that needs reason for existence and reflection. It is the biological part of the universe on a quest to determine how and why it exists. The universe wishes to self-reflect and know why it exists, as do intelligent life forms that end up as the biological counterparts for that search. The innate desire for intelligent life to seek knowledge, assuredly, will not let the universe down.
Many portray this quasi-consciousness simply as being God. The overall purpose of this book was not to take anything away from that interpretation, rather offer a more logical, less personified rendition of such “divine awareness”; especially for those less apt to digest religious or mythological interpretations. For many would argue that “Man created god in his image, after His likeness.”