Paul Folts Posted 11 months ago The purpose of life? In response to that, as many others have undoubtedly stated, the sobering conclusion brought to us by science is that all of it just happened to be random chance. A statistical analysis of the universe shows that something is more likely to occur than to not occur. However, I have taken theories of consciousness courses for my major and in them, an alternative hypothesis has occasionally been proposed which I would like to share for this discussion. It is a pretty fringe theory for a lot of people so I am going to attempt to be as cautious as I can with my semantics and explain it as simply as I can. The elementary particles, stars, galaxies, and life all came together as a sort of evolutionary product of consciousness with the purpose of allowing the entire universe to observe itself. This is much like our own subjective experience only on a much grander scale (with which our own subjectivity is a part of). A sort of universal consciousness if you will.