What is the relationship between humans and the cosmos? Humans are part of the cosmos; humans are in the cosmos; humans 'are' the cosmos. The cosmos is an evolving entity which has brought forth humans. There are many questions which we need to consider:
Was the cosmic bringing forth of humans 'inevitable'?
What does it mean to be 'human'? Is being human being part of a 'biological species'? Or is being human being a part of the cosmos that has a 'special' relationship with the cosmos?
What does it mean to say that the cosmos has a 'living part' and a 'non-living' part?
Is the notion of a 'species' purely a human conceptualisation?
Are there any 'objects' in the cosmos in-itself? The alternative being that all objects require being conceptualised as objects in order to exist.
Is there directionality in evolution? Are there 'forces' which propel the evolution of the non-living and the living cosmos along a particular trajectory?
Does technology have a cosmic purpose?
Are humans the 'saviour' of life on Earth or the 'enemy' of life on Earth?
Does the environmental crisis and human-induced global warming have a cosmic purpose?
How similar are humans to the cosmos that evolved them? Could it be the case that qualitative feeling, and other human attributes, pervade the cosmos?
How much knowledge can humans have of the nature of the cosmos?
How many senses does a typical human have and are there senses in the 'non-living' cosmos?
What, if anything, makes humans unique?
Is geoengineering the purpose of the human species?
What does it mean for the human species, and for individual humans, to be 'green'?
We will be considering these, and many other related issues, in the near future...