We must learn to mentally apply the scientific method to everything, including the big question. The scientific method is the key to great wisdom. If you are unfamiliar with the scientific method, shame on our education system . I'm sure most of you reading this are familiar, or maybe have just forgotten it. If you forgot, just look it up and read as much as you can until you understand the statement in bold above. When applying the scientific method, no question is right or wrong until it has been thoroughly tested, and the results are with, or without evidence. In the case that evidence to support the hypothesis is brought forth, the test must be repeated sufficient times, with the same results, to become LAW. If the same results, or no results are not presented, it is THEORY, and that it OK because you applied the science method and you can continue to apply it for as long as you want. "Why this thread?", you may be asking youself at this point. This is a summary of a thought I had started in another thread here, titled "For Agnostics only please". I didn't want to summarize in that thread, because what I have to say here is not for agnostics only. It is more for scientists, which I now think as everyone being scientists. If you ask a question and seek an answer, you are scientist, so would that not make everyone scientists? "What about people with faith in religions?", you may ask. Deep down, they too have a question and seek an answer, so are they not scientists as well? Until I and everyone else witnesses the evidence to present a as law, I will mentally accept the scientific method to the theory (hidden far, far back in a shoebox of my mind). For the same reason, I will also mentally accept the scientific for every other theory out there (big bang for example). Sorry, I don't want to go any further on that topic. I you wish to read and discuss further, check out the "For Agnostic only please" thread. Speaking of that thread, I apologize to the MR moderators for starting this new one. As I stated, I was thinking of posting this summary there and then having the thread closed, but that wouldn't be very scientific of me . Anyways, thanks for reading this and thanks for MR for letting me post this stuff. I also want to thank the great minds over at the "other" thread I started. I also want to thank the late great scientist, Carl Sagan, and all other great public figures of science of our time and history. One last thing, if you understand, or "get" everything said, but you have some ways to better explain or improve, [to quote Morrisey] "Please, please, please" add it to this thread.