What is the meaning of life? This is a question that humankind has asked for centuries. It is not a question that everyone asks, at least not seriously. Rather it is a question asked by people of a certain mindset – people who have a tendency to ponder the meaning of things and of existence.
I have been working for years on the idea that we all have the choice of viewing reality at different levels, with different consequences. Years ago I heard a Nobel prize-winning biologist deliver a lecture in which he said, “The purpose of life is the procreation of the germ plasm.” The germ plasm is the