Kind of cute. But pretty stupid. A scale model of a baby sauropod in its egg. Tim Boyle/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Tim Boyle/Getty Images Opinion 13.7: Cosmos And Culture Does Life Have A Purpose? June 19, 2013 The diversity of life on Earth, and its ever-growing complexity, leads many people to think that there must be a purpose to its existence. Commentator Marcelo Gleiser argues that, quite the contrary, the only purpose of life is to preserve itself. There is no hidden hand behind it all.