Humanity’s search for significance has been ongoing since the earliest humans asked the first questions. Answers have come from the arrangements of stars, from nature, and from many gods. The changing perspectives created by myth, religion, and science have molded our social and spiritual relationships and our perceived place in the natural world. The process forms our core beliefs, gives us direction, outlines our history, and determines our future. Understanding how our differing perspectives both join and separate us is essential if we are to survive our current dominance over natural processes.