There are 2 basic, mutually exclusive possibilities, for the origin of life and the universe: Intelligent Design Atheistic Naturalism Goddidit, or Nuthindidit All other Questions hinge on the assumption of one or the other of the base worldviews. I have listed the Big Questions, in other threads, but to provide a more complete philosophical overview, I'll repeat them: Origins Meaning Morality Destiny These are The Big Ones: How, Why, What, & When. They are questions of matter, purpose, law, & time. HOW did i (and everybody else) get here? WHY are we here? Is there a purpose to our existence? WHAT do we do? Are there rules for our existence? WHEN we die, what happens? Is there a soul? The conclusions drawn, from either assumption, are completely different. IF.. the God made assumption is true, THEN: How? - Goddidit Why? - There may be a reason or purpose that God has made us. What? - There may be rules, or standards of morality, for our behavior. When? - We might have a soul, and face an eternal destiny. Now, IF.. we assume a godless universe, the answers are logically different. How? - Nuthindidit. Natural processes, without intelligent intervention Why? - No purpose or meaning is possible. We are a random accident in a meaningless, purposeless universe What? - No absolute morality is possible. Good, evil, virtue, and morality are human constructs When? - No soul, no existence beyond the physical. These are the logical possibilities, and the conclusions, from either assumption. Why do so many people believe in a standard of morality, or a sense of significance and purpose, or a feeling of spirit/soul within them? 2 possibilities, in a God made universe: - Those things are real, inherent to our existence - those things are delusions There is only one possibility, in a godless universe: - those things are delusions The dilemma we humans have, is figuring which assumption to believe. Is the universe purposeful, directed, with eternal significance and consequence? Or is it a random accident of nature, with no direction, significance, or consequence? Delusion is common, in the human experience. How does one arrive at an objective, empirical conclusion, on this most basic question of humanity?