If life in the universe is singular, if we’re it and there is no other life, whether intelligent or otherwise, what’s the bad news about that, and what’s the good news?
Philosopher Phillip Goff is, intriguingly, on the right track but he errs in his subsequent inference to cosmopsychism.
“Remove the sun,” wrote Isaac Asimov, “and the human brain would not have developed.”
Never fear: whatever our purely hypothetical response to a purely hypothetical event, it can be reconciled with evolution.
The material universe must be caused, and it cannot be the cause of its own existence.