Waxing a little bit philosophical today folks. Don’t mind me I’m just leaving this here for future reference.
One of man’s greatest questions regards life. How did it start? Where did it come from? Are we alone?
One of my greatest peeves is the prevalent thought that science is anti-religion and you cannot be a person of faith and live by the scientific method. That’s just an incorrect assumption!
While I am a Christian and a scientist, there is nothing wrong with asking and exploring the reasons for our existence. In fact, it’s the very reason why we are capable of cognizant thought! My personal philosophy (which I will oneday espouse and publish, but many respected members in the theological and scientific communities have done so) is that Science is the exploration and explanation of the natural world – you cannot use it to analyze the supernatural.
If you are truly a person of faith, how can you not think that the creator set all of the universe into motion, making a vast something out of nothing. We are incapable of knowing of everything, and there are some questions that aren’t explainable by science. Let’s spend our time and effort exploring our planet and the universe. I know that there is so much left to explore we cannot even fathom its wonder!
A good illustrated summary of the paradox: http://waitbutwhy.com/2014/05/fermi-paradox.html