World-views are unique to each individual. They originate out of answers to Big Questions, questions that are cosmological, biological, social and historical, and theological and metaphysical.
Science provides some answers, however tentative, and is our best guide.
Some questions seem unanswerable. We bother with them because we have no choice. Sometimes life thrusts them upon us. Some of them arise simply by wondering about the world around us.
There are individuals of extraordinary intelligence who have left us their thoughts on the Big Questions. We have much to gain and nothing to lose by considering their ideas.
The Big Questions can be organized into the following categories:
Cosmological, Biological, Social and historical, Theological and metaphysical, Ethical and aesthetic