My current thoughts.
So the late great Carl Sagan said "We are a way for the Universe to know itself". This got me thinking. What if the entire purpose for DNA is to create a better way for the universe to know itself and understand what it is. It's hard for me to explain in words, but I feel as if achieving a better consciousness is the purpose of everything, and the universe was perhaps set in motion to achieve this understanding. DNA through natural selection is competing with itself to create a better mind capable of a greater consciousness. And this consciousness is passed on through our DNA. That is why the need to reproduce is so strong. Perhaps our mind or some part of our consciousness is preserved through this process. Of course some of us have reached a high enough consciousness to know that we really don't want kids(a joke). That is why the animal kingdom battles so fiercely to pass on the strongest DNA. Anyways, just some open minded thoughts I'm dealing with.
"Take all the heads of the people
and hang them up before the Lord
against the sun.” -- Numbers 25:4