Something A said last night got me really thinking…
What caused organic molecules to develop into self-replicating protiens and develop a metabolism? And what drives this self-replication which ultimately manifests in Life’s will to pro-create, propogate and survive. What drives adaptations and mutations to the environment. Mountains, rock and the the oceans do not behave like that. What is it about carbon-based life forms and most probably a million other forms of life on other planets to live?
I remember learning as a child that there was a primordial “soup” in Earth’s early years which facilitated this process. Facilitated, yes, & Darwin et al. explained the evolution thereafter. But what drives DNA to behave the way it does?
It disturbs me that I have given this so little thought in so long. Yes, I do not believe in a higher purpose because I do not believe the Universe has a higher purpose.
But do I have the right to be convinced of so much, when I do not even understand the most fundamental of things. What is it that makes us need our Fundamental Rights. To survive, to be free, to think, to feel and to be.