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What is more important to know, how man was created or why man was created?

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Sheldon Cooper answered

Why is easy - evolution,

How is also not tough to figure out ,

Our friend the sun , water , Gravity .

Oxygen, The rest took billions of years

Chewed Bubblegum Profile

Why because there really isn't a purpose to human life, and I'd love to know why we exist

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Chewed Bubblegum
Chewed Bubblegum commented
Eh, sorry I'm an atheist/agnostic
Ty Hibb
Ty Hibb commented
Apology not needed. I respect your right to believe what you wish. I do have an interest when someone is asking for an answer to the question that you raised. Remember you did say "i'd love to know why we exist". In times past when I have had open minded discussions with people feeling that way, we have had a healthy discussion. I am the one that will apologize for any needless offense that I may have caused you.
Chewed Bubblegum
Chewed Bubblegum commented
Oh no you're fine! But thanks for considering my opinion, you don't see that much anymore!
sm cl Profile
sm cl answered

I personally feel that the "why" is more important because it gives our lives a sort of direction to pursue. The "how" is more of an interesting tidbit.

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Pepper pot answered

The Why is what drove many of the great scientists. They believed a form of God existed because the universe appeared to run by law, by an order.

The why drove the how.

Why should we experiment on animals? Why do they deserve to suffer to give us longer life? Why are we more important than other species? Why are dogs in the western world not eaten like cows or pigs?  Why do we as a species not live in harmony with our environment but seek to dominate it beyond all means? Why did we go from living thousands of years as hunter gatherers to civilisation? It takes no genius to look at us then look at the other species around us and see that we are "very" different. No other species concretes grass, drives car, keeps another species in factories and farms and experiments on them. Without the why you see no bigger picture, no ultimate consequence. Small children instinctively believe that everything has a purpose.  Some think that "I don't know" is a good enough answer to the  why, whilst oberving, cutting, and dissecting at the "how."  Of course the why is important. It is what drives us to explore our surroundings and it is that which makes us question whether we should be cutting and dissecting something. Without purpose there are no objective rules and laws, and even the universe has them.

Max Planck said in 1944, "As a man who has devoted his whole life to the most clear headed science, to the study of matter, I can tell you as a result of my research about atoms this much: There is no matter as such. All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particle of an atom to vibration and holds this most minute solar system of the atom together. We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent mind. This mind is the matrix of all matter.

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