You get up in the morning and go to work or school. But everywhere around you screams “there is no ultimate reason” to do so.
The universe began in some random explosion, from the quantum fluctuation of nothing, some Big Bang we are told. Over billions of years stars formed and exploded building the elements (C, N, O etc) that all plants and animals are made from, we are told. We are just reorganized star dust, they say.
It is said that man is just the product of millions, even billions, of years of evolution, the most recent stage in some unguided evolutionary process. Finally man evolved from some past ape-like ancestors several million years ago, so we are told.
“There is no doubt now; no serious scientist has any doubt that evolution is a fact, in the sense that we are cousins of chimpanzees, monkeys and wombats and cassowaries.”
(Richard Dawkins, Oxford Univ., COSMOS magazine interview 23/5/2012)