The Question (ID Number 178)...
...and the response:As a great many do, despite all my efforts, you are confusing hunter-gatherers with Leavers. Hunter-gatherers would never, I think, produce the music you mention---or Shakespeare's plays---which could only appear in literate cultures. But Leaver cultures were as capable of developing into civilized societies as we were---and of producing music and literature as
great as ours. I can't speak for animism (as if I were an archbishop), but speaking as an animist, I would say that the purpose of life is to live. And, speaking as an animist, I would not say that we were here to "preserve" anything. If you mean by purpose "intention," then speaking as a student of
biology, I would say that there is no purpose to evolution---the two are antithetical.
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