Three theories about the origins of human life namely evolution, creation and chance, thus, shall be discussed briefly and separately in an attempt to determine the purpose of life on earth.
The implication that can be drawn from the historical theory of evolution is that the purpose of life is never static.
For this reason, among others, the scholars ascribing to the chance theory cannot be expected at all to genuinely seek and salvage the truth about the purpose of life on earth.
It is the conviction of this paper that these theories offer a solid answer to the question of the purpose of life.
In the traditional Shona culture like in other African traditional cultures, the idea about the purpose of life is very old.
However, Socrates himself did not say much or pronounce the purpose of life except emphasizing on critical examination of one's life.
For the Shona people the purpose of life on earth is one.