Certainly, there is no logical reason why life should be wedded to the transcendental value of beauty.
Science, the dominant way of knowing of our age, now finds itself caught between a rock and (very) hard place.
I remember watching the Apollo moon landings on TV from 1969 to 1972 as a child.
A mysterious oblong object, ‘Oumuamua, was observed a couple of years ago, transiting across the Solar System.
The Big Bang theory also gives us an age for the universe. The latest estimate, based on several cosmological observations, is 13.80 +/- 0.02 billion years.