This seems to be the most important outcome of our story: Life has a status in the physical universe. It is part of the order of nature. It has a high place in this order, since it probably represents the most complex state of organization that matter has achieved in our universe. We on this planet have an especially proud place as men; for in us as men matter has begun to contemplate itself, and to ask such questions as we have asked today concerning the origin and beginnings of things.
The philosophy of the return Kingdom