The “science of purpose” is new to the analytic framework, and is thus obliged to make the case for its claim to validity.
The element phosphorus, on which life heavily depends for its codes and metabolic processes, is a limiting factor for complex beings on habitable planets.
Don’t walk on the grass, that “often undervalued” form of life, without looking down. It’s amazing down there.
Any of us can point to certain pivotal events in our past that need not have occurred, but did.
Need technology to fight the effects of technology? Look instead to living things that already have solutions.