Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

April 12, 2021

Human Solidarity and Nature Conservation

Filed under: Uncategorized — louisproyect @ 3:10 pm

“As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.” Carl Gustav Jung [1]

Life is the actualization of potentialities embedded within the biochemical processes that form the mechanisms of genetics and evolution. Does life have a purpose, or is it entirely a statistically random fluke made possible by the astronomical number of possibilities available for the expression of molecular chemistry in the wide array of physical conditions interspersed throughout the vastness of space? To believe that life has a consciously intended purpose is to believe that life is an intentional creation by a conscious supernatural entity or entities. If so, what is that purpose?


1 Comment »

  1. “purpose” is not an appropriate category for human existence. we came about only because we could only survive by working together with each other, creating human bonds that enabled us to overcome all the challenges that nature gives to all living things. for us to continue to exist, we have to figure out anew every day how we can work together. The future of our existence will never be guaranteed.

    Comment by Mike Wolfson — April 17, 2021 @ 5:12 pm

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