Ascribing sentience or cosmic purpose to forces or the particles on which they act is to step out of the realm of science into the realm of myth-making.
Natural selection can’t work until there is something functional enough to select, and without guidance it cannot happen.
Sometimes the suppression comes from the government. The restriction on doctors’ freedom to use promising treatments during the pandemic was unprecedented.
French philosopher René Girard discovered something new, new but very old, about human behavior.
If you thought the answer was simple, try a Google search, which gives a dizzying array of definitions.