1. The universe is meaningless and chaotic.
  2. We need meaning and structure in our lives.
  3. We will therefore create this meaning and structure the best we can.
  4. Because of how our brains are hardwired after millions of years of struggling for survival, there will be common features to the answers we come up with in step 3. Insofar as these answers influence our behavior, they themselves will be subjected to memetic evolutionary pressures. In short, the answers that help us survive will be the ones that catch on in the long run, so we might as well keep this fact in mind when we're thinking about our answers in the first place.

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