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    Purpose, to me, involves intention. I don’t think that life intends to increase in complexity or sophistication. If I have a goal to lose weight it is a goal I have decided on. Life doesn’t decide to do anything. It evolves according to the laws of physics and chemistry. Likewise, life does not have a goal that it is attempting to achieve. It doesn’t have any intention to achieve anything. There is a tendency for evolution to move in the direction of increased complexity but this is due to the laws of nature not some pre-determined goal. Who or what would determine the goal?

    • This reply was modified 8 months ago by tfindlay.