Life exists due to accident and necessity. When Democritus said that “everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity” he was spot on ―because even though quantum physics did not exist at his time he was pointing to the fact that: there were two worlds at existence— the quantum world (microscopic) were all the physical, chemical, and mathematical laws of nature break down to create some sort of madness were uncertainty reigns. And the physical (macroscopic) world which is predictable due to the physical, chemical, and mathematical laws that determines celestial bodies as well as biological organisms. Thus, Democritus was right― manifestations in nature occur due to probability and necessity not due to a “design.” The universe exists due to probability (chance) i.e. big bang and life exists due to necessity i.e. evolution end of story. But the funny thing is that people as well as governments do not like to hear this; due to the fact that they lack control over their destinies or experiences. This lack of control or uncertainty on which the universe operates as I said somewhere else will create a sense of insecurity—which triggers vagary rather than reason. This is where all belief systems and mystical organizations come into existence. If man had a total control over his destiny― there would never have been a need for rituals and a single belief system or irrational cult on earth. Thus, unfortunately for us the universe is both governed by probability and necessity. There is noting we can do for probability but we can manage the macroscopic world of order and laws if we have the motivation and the ample intelligence to make it happen.
At the time of our infancy and even at teenage years when we were shallow and immature we were dragged by our naïve parents and guardians (Note: I do not have anything against parents and guardians I am just pointing out their error in embracing mysticism I love my both parents very much! There is no currency in the world that I could use to repay my debt to my parents who looked after me when I couldn’t and raised me with love that nature instilled upon them) to mystical institutions either to church or the mosque in order to swallow the erroneous doctrines and propaganda of mystics that life is a design, we are from “another dimension” and we are not from this world and so on. But when we grow up, get more matured and sophisticated we start to question these irrational and fallacious propositions which contradict with our daily experiences and our observations as well as commonsense by asking apt questions like: if our origin is really form another dimension why can’t anybody remember anything about the dimension that he supposedly came from? Why can’t we remember the length, width, color and overall nature of this supposedly “another dimension”? Nobody in the world even in all of history including the Pope himself have any memories of another dimension. If this is the case how can we say that life is a “creation” and we are from another dimension? Mystics will be quick to respond by saying “You have the idea of god; which proves you are form another dimension.” Well, I will reply by saying that I have an idea of vampires too— so, does that mean that vampires also exist in heaven? Does the existence of subjects necessitate the existence of objects? Do subjects like vampires, unicorns, dragon, etc. have representative objects in objective reality? Just because I have an idea of them ―so does this means that they must be real? Subjects do not necessitate the existence of objects! Therefore, the argument that life is a design and we came from another dimension is in conflict with reason, commonsense and daily observations. Go on an experiment today in your life and observe your experiences and objective reality —observe the lives of humans as well as other creatures see how they make a living; observe their struggle to survive and finally you will come to the conclusion that life exists due to necessity not due to a gift from a beneficent master. All creatures need to be fit to exist; there exists a struggle for survival on earth which kills the very idea of beneficence or providence. In your experiment you will continue to observe that only the powerful and advanced creatures get to high positions or in other words get to survive and live longer. The strongest or the wisest always sit at the top and the rest are eliminated. Now, ask yourself the question if only the fittest survive in any mammalian colony including humans where the rich and gifted always take their place at the highest order of society; which is also true for other animals in the animal kingdom; then, where is the providence in all of this? Where is your loving father who designed the world for you to live without any strain? How can he set a system of competition and brutality as the natural order in life if he is supposed to be “merciful” and “beneficent”? If life is designed why is there a competition to survive?
Finally, you will come to the conclusion that our existence on this tiny blue speck is marred by selfishness and competition because you are not designed but adapted and evolved due to necessity in an enabling environment due to the existence of all necessary elements for life like a molten core which enables earth to have a magnetic shield to foster life; a perfect mass to create enough gravity to hold on to atmosphere; a perfect distance from its perfect star to possess a large volume of liquid water as an incubator for life.
So the last question after all your observation that might come to your mind might be: should we take advantage of the rise of life by promoting life extension, self-enhancement, and self-sufficiency or should we continue on our path of self-deception and mummery thinking that life is a design and we just need to be embrace one of the belief systems on the planet and go extinct? A wise man will always choose the former; because it is sapient to always follow your commonsense, verifiable as well as verified data rather than cajole yourself with a system of hope ―it does not matter whether it is supernatural or natural because systems of hope cannot solve practical issues and explain practical observations. They just suspend people in a state of delirium.
I therefore, think that we need not be afraid of nature and our evolution we need to take advantage of probability that created the universe and positioned our planet in the perfect spot for us to evolve. Our anxiety over lack of control over our experiences should not depress and motivate us to establish mystical systems. We can at least manage the macroscopic world governed by mathematical and physicals laws by understanding how it works. As the wise saying states—understanding nature is the beginning of all wisdom. And true salvation could only come from the utilization of this wisdom to ameliorate our conditions on earth to relieve ourselves from any challenge posed by blind nature. which we can apply to maximize our quality of life and make ourselves live longer, travel faster and further in space-time, develop other worlds, and most importantly change our nature to evolve in to a higher form to create blissful experiences in objective reality anywhere in the multiverse.
“Oh! Believer thou moste take advantage of evolution in order to save thyself from extinction.”