Data: "What was it that endowed me with life?"
Beverly: "I remember Wesley asking me a similar question when he was little. I tried desperately to give him an answer… but everything I said sounded inadequate. Then I realized that scientists and philosophers had been grappling with the same question for centuries… without coming to any conclusion."
Data: “Are you saying that the question can never be answered?” 
Beverly: “No… I think I’m saying that we struggle all our lives to answer it… and it’s the struggle that’s important. That’s what helps us define our place in the universe.”

Data: "What was it that endowed me with life?"

Beverly: "I remember Wesley asking me a similar question when he was little. I tried desperately to give him an answer… but everything I said sounded inadequate. Then I realized that scientists and philosophers had been grappling with the same question for centuries… without coming to any conclusion."

Data: “Are you saying that the question can never be answered?” 

Beverly: “No… I think I’m saying that we struggle all our lives to answer it… and it’s the struggle that’s important. That’s what helps us define our place in the universe.”

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