Boids, emergence, there being no plan to the universe – it’s all very hard to grasp.
Here is a line from Robin Yassin-Kassab’s novel the road from DAMASCUS that explains it all.
“No cell in your body is the same cell as when you were a boy. “
“You aren’t matter, you organize it. You are an organizing principle. The flesh and blood is produced by you , a temporary pattern you’ve made. It isn’t you.”