Where is organic life heading towards?
I have been using bees to further my insights in philosophy.
Three purposes of organic life
Bees, as does all organic life, has three purposes: to live, to grow, to create. To live is a self-evident truth, under normal rules (that is when it does not involve creation) the choice of all organic objects is life over death. To grow is another self-evident truth, all organic objects grow from seed or baby to adult; every organic object is evolving under the influence of strife to stay in the competition of life. To create is an interesting purpose, which seems to be the overall motivating goal of all organic objects, to reproduce again, to the extent that an existing organic object will sacrifice its own life so that a new replica of itself can exist.
The ultimate question is “Why”? What is the point of this merry-go-round of life of being born, living, growing and creating, followed by death? Why did inorganic matter like dust, rock and gas decide it would be a good thing to become intelligent, organised organic objects? In my opinion it is a nonsense to think a supreme being decided to go organic one day; supreme beings apparently are perfect, have no needs, and yet are said to create something that they need to worship them, and apparently they suddenly feel threatened by – Duh! An alternative explanation by science is that organic objects are random, accidental and without meaning. Though the scientific explanation is plausible compared to that of the supreme being explanation, it is only human opinion, and could be wrong. Bees would disagree that their purpose is meaningless, they are too busy living, growing and creating.
Learn by observing the “common” in action
If Heraclitus was alive he would say to me “observe”, find the “common”. So through observation, what is the common behind the activity of organic objects? The first observation is that organic objects and inorganic objects are made of the same material: hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, carbon… The second observation is that there is a difference between a “living” person and a corpse. The third observation is that a corpse has lost its ability to self organise, be intelligent and recreate itself; a party is in full swing as other organic objects devour and recycle the corpse to feed their own life, growth and creativity. The fourth observation is that organic matter is of a higher quality than inorganic matter in that it is intelligent, more complex, more organised, more able to adapt to changing situations through choice and doing good action that benefits its purpose.
Inorganic matter becomes organic matter
Human beings are the next level up above all known organic objects, in that humanity has stepped beyond mere live, grow and reproduce creativity, but is launching a direct assault upon inorganic matter, converting it into amazing objects like the Mona Lisa or steam trains. There is an apparent focus in converting the inorganic matter into organic matter, a type of matter that is intelligent, self organising and creative. Nature wants to go organic. But why? Is dust and space rock enough? What is going on?
Humanity becoming God
Three developments in the areas of creativity shows an amazing evolutionary leap of organic objects, as expressed by humanity. The first is that humanity has moved beyond the boundaries of our planet, star-trek-style, and has aspirations to colonise the moon and Mars bringing life to what is nearly or dead inorganic locations. The second development is that mankind is getting tantalisingly closer to creating organic life out of inorganic matter in godlike fashion. The third development is artificial intelligence in machines, step by step creating intelligent self-aware minds out of inorganic material. I observe organic objects are acting as catalysts turning inorganic matter into organic, intelligent, self-aware and self-organising matter. If there is no God at present, the way everything appears to be moving there will be a God in the future.