Our search for a paradoxical existance

A post along these lines has been floating around in drafts for a couple of years, but my thoughts on the subject were dredged up recently while watching a couple of films, namely AI: Artificial Intelligence, then literally laid out on the autopsy table in Prometheus. As an atheist, I’m specifically interested in the phenomenon that many humans, especially those of a religious persuasion, cling to the creationist ideal–that we humans were created by the will of some higher being, and this is what gives our lives meaning.

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