The majority of the human beings on earth do not
commit suicide, instead of that they wait for a natural death or until
somebody else kills them. That is, when we take a closer look at life
itself, odd. But not only under humans is this a seldom habit also in
the world of animals suicide seems to be a more rare occasion. If we
believe in evolution we can assume that there is a strong correlation
between humans and animals. Man evolved, was once an animal, but could
make the difference with the development of the cortex. He started to
cultivate himself. When we think about animals, we believe they are
free of sorrows and just live their life.
On the other hand humans started to reflect their behavior. They find
themselves in the world and start to ask questions. Questions, a
paradox in itself, will never find answers. The only answers we will
get are assumptions made from humans. So now we have an organism,
which can reflect its own behavior and embedded in this organism there
is this ‘incredible engine’ which keeps this organism alive. The
whole issue gets interesting when this species comes to the conclusion
that life is senseless and the only reasonable step in this dilemma
would be to quit their life. The fact that humans are still on this
planet proofs this last reasonable step as wrong. And we can conclude
that this ‘mysterious engine’ has almost miracle power. A lot of
people wouldn’t agree with the statement that ‘life is senseless’.
They believe that life makes a lot of sense. They believe for example
in god, science or in aliens. Maybe they are right and there is a god,
maybe science makes a lot of sense, or whatever. But all in all we can
only believe in such things. So follow me on this short trip and
imagine that believe is maybe a part of this ‘source of life’.
Let’s search for the origin of this ‘engine of life’ and
hope the evolution theory can help us. My
ideas of evolution are probably simple and not very sophisticated,
but here are some basic thoughts like, ‘survivor
of the fittest’, ‘selection and mutation’. These basic
ideas made evolution possible, fishes started to live on land,
animals started fly, apes came down from their trees and finally there
are we, humans. A lot of archaeological findings seem to proof this
theory and the fact that evolution theory is the dogma in school (more
than religion in western worlds) implies that there is at least some
truth, or better, todays best explanation
to explain the status human life. But can this theory explain the
birth of the first single cell? No, none of our contemporary
scientific theories can explain how something originates from nothing.
Thus, the question for the beginning is a paradox. Anyway, assume we
have now single cells the beginning of life. Why they live? Why they
try to reproduce their self? It is hard to tell from the perspective
of a human. We imply too much of our own experience in this question.
Probably the effort to ask this question is like I mentioned it in the
beginning the biggest mistake. Questions require
an effect. And every effect is caused by…?
Caused by what? If I drop a pen and the pen falls to the ground
I can conclude that the cause was gravity, and what causes gravity?
Sure there is an answer to this question and probably the word force
will appear, but what causes force? And we will
go the next step to find an
answer… but fact is that we have only explanations made from
humans and we can believe in those explanations, but there is no truth
out their. Think you are a single cell and you decide to get faster
what would you do? Would you invent the neurons to have a very fast
communication system in your self? How would you build them? How would
you change your internal body?
Sure those are stupid questions, but on the other hand those are the
evolutionary steps from the perspective of the organism and not from
the perspective of a human who tries to make sense of life. To
conclude that we have a neurological system because it is faster than
a hormone based communication system seems to be logical, but it is
still not an explanation of how an organism could evolve such a
system. So what is the reason for an organism to evolve? Why does he
stay alive? Why does he tries to survive? We don't know. probably the
organism doesn't know. But we can ask ourselves and what we find is an
indescribable engine which keeps us alive. Hidden in believes, believe
in religion, believe in society, believe in love, believe in science,
and if you want believe in existence.