Who are we? Where did we come from? Where are we going?
June 15, 2030
Spent the final dawn of science looking for the God Particle inside the smallest bits of matter we could fix our auxiliary eyes upon — searching for something to explain all of this … mass, gravity, motion, strong and weak force, our origins.
Underpinning it all is this stubborn and all-too-human desire for answers to things that we will never know … maybe we can’t ever know — it is forbidden to peer behind God’s door.
But of course we will never stop trying to sneak a peek, we will never stop trying to figure it out, never stop knocking on the doors of perception, never stop questioning … Who are we? Where did we come from? Where are we going? Do we have free will? Do we, at least sometimes, glimpse reality? Is there a God? Does he like me? Or are we Gods ourselves?
Do these last few hundred thousand years of our evolution … this ‘epic’ human journey we’ve been on … add up to anything?
Or are we just like a swarm of carpenter ants … doing what we’re told … running around a mound of dirt, destined to spoil our nest and die an insignificant death alone somewhere in the vast reaches of all that is …?…??