Right, hopefully (but hope springs eternal), we can bash this one up under the umbrella of "Philosophy". (heh) So here goes. There are some amongst us who say: "Life has no purpose". To which I reply: "however, Life is purposeful"; Life does have purpose. The purpose is to stay alive and reproduce. Things that have the property of "being alive" behave as if they are alive. This (obviously) is how we distinguish between live and dead things. Everything in the word exhibits behaviour of some sort, dead or alive. So those who believe (apart from actually saying) that Life is without purpose - "does not exhibit purpose" - I ask: what do live things do, that lets you (someone who doesn't distinguish purpose), determine that they are in fact, alive? Aren't you just deluding yourself believing in the "purposelessness" of life? Are you trying to distinguish between the questions: "why (for what reason) does Life exist ?" and "does Life behave purposefully?". Or do you see no distinction? (Actually they are the same question) P.S. Purposive and purposeful are synonymous, purpose is something that things with purposive behaviour have.