The universe is organized based on individual entities: particles (photons, Quarks…) in the Plank universe; basic elements such as hydrogen and helium… in the opaque universe; stars, galaxies, … in the dark universe; planets, solar systems… finally replicating cellular units and complex organisms with specialized organic structures. So, individualization seems to be the mechanism for the formation of complex structures in the organization of the universe.
In the last phase, the formation of individual and differentiated living beings stands out, whose evolution leads to the constitution of complex organisms based on subsystems that determine the fact of life, in some cases as conscious beings. Their synthesis is prefigured in the DNA of the species that is configured by its permanent relationship with the environment, giving rise to an evolutionary process that overcomes the original determinism that would mark the strict development of the program contained in its DNA.
In this sense, it is interesting to note that each of the subsystems performs a series of functions of a certain complexity, even though the formation of this type of living beings has taken place in a period of time that can be described as short, giving the impression that the elements, processes, structures, etc. developed by nature are oriented towards its creation. In this sense, compare the time taken by geological processes that are much simpler, but have required much more time for the formation of certain structures that do not have the sophistication of living beings. Finally, we find ourselves in the last stage of evolution with the formation of groups of individuals, which occurs in both the animal kingdom and in human beings and which constitute typical social structures.
However, human organizations have reached a complexity that is unparalleled in groups of other species. Not only because of their structure in the different economic, legal, and social spheres, but also because of the cultural and scientific-technical aspects developed. Therefore, at the end of the sequence there is the surprising fact of the appearance of intelligence and consciousness that allows the recognition of the most outstanding facts being possible to find a sense to this sequence of events.
Finally, its evaluation would guide the decisions in the direction marked by the sense of its evolution. This vision supposes the overcoming of the idea of an eternal and invariable existence in an infinite and eternal universe and leads us to the definitive result of an existence and a universe limited in time and space with a beginning and an end that nowadays can be ventured in the light of scientific knowledge.
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Finally, I encourage everyone to reflect on the concept of the day. No one else but us can re-signify our own being