Why the Quest?

There is the mysterious so-called Dark Energy which makes up about 68% of the Universe and yet we dont know what exactly it is! And then there is Dark Matter which is about 27%. How much do you think is the rest of matter observed by humans? Nasa states: “The rest – everything on Earth, everything ever observed with all of our instruments, all normal matter – adds up to less than 5% of the universe.” And this is what we should call normal matter? “Come to think of it” Nasa continues, “maybe it shouldn’t be called ‘normal’ matter at all, since it is such a small fraction of the universe.” One wonders how much more, besides Dark Energy and Dark Matter, we don’t know. Well, something new came up this week. A new super large exoplanet has just been discovered in our galaxy. “The new discovery is called OGLE-2016-BLG-1190Lb and is thought to be more than 13 times bigger than Jupiter, our solar system’s largest planet. The Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute announced the discovery in a paper published on arXiv.org” (RT news).


It appears the much we learn about the universe, the more we become aware of our ignorance about it. But the important question to consider is, Why is there a relentless quest for various phenomenon in the Universe? Well, the current much talked about interest is it to find another life-supporting planet we can flee to, after destroying Earth. But then, why should we so treasure Life? Materialists do not see any divine purpose of our existence. We merely exist and craft our own purposes. We are simply a result of a cosmic accident. But the one thing we know about accidents when they occur is that someone wants to clear the mess as soon as possible. But out of our ‘accident’ came DNA, and this DNA is such a complex information processing unit which keeps being propagated to-date. How could such perpetual order have resulted from a happenstance accident?

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