Wednesday, November 09, 2016
Is there a purpose for human existence?
If we are evolutionary accidents, then our biological purpose is to reproduce ourselves, but even people who believe that we are evolutionary accidents don't take this as a moral imperative. (Otherwise, people who are atheists would be even more strongly anti-gay than Christians, since gay people aren't doing their jobs and reproducing). But what they will say, instead, is that there is no given purpose for human existence, and we can choose what purpose we consider important. But that leads to the conclusion that apart from a teleological world view, there is no purpose for our life that comes from the nature of reality.