jeeprs wrote:As I mentioned, I don't deny the fact of evolution. What interests me is the meaning of it - or the absence of meaning, which amounts to the same.
Evolution has no meaning in the sense that there is no higher purpose behind/above it. Samsara has no meaning either. Beings are stuck in their habits and that's it, it's just a fact of life. There is no big plan, nobody designed evolution nor samsara. The big difference is that if one looks only at evolution, i.e. the bodily life, it teaches only violence and hedonism. Understanding samsara, however, means realising the futility of all mundane pursuits and the true cause of suffering.