From the introduction:
For eons, humans have asked the eternal question: is there a meaning to life? Is there something more than the mere repetition of a million billion lives? Is there really nothing more to the universe than the random collisions of infinitesimal particles?
Ever have they searched for patterns, tried to find order in the chaos of the world around them. And sometime, they succeeded. From nothing, they built rules and laws. They solved equations and calculated sums. With theories and law and formulas they held back the randomness that threatened to overwhelm their thoughts.
From the chaos, they built the cosmos.