Assume for a moment that you are a being with the power to create universes. However, once you have created them you can't tamper with them, you can only set up the initial conditions and then watch them play out.
You've created many universes, but none have ever developed life.
And then you come across (in the celestial equivalent of a library) the initial seed conditions to create a universe which will contain life. Along with a detailed record of one tiny fragment of it - the planet Earth, as it is up until the year that (many of) the inhabitants call "2017".
Considering what you know of life, the universe and everything...
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