It's more likely than a omnipotent deity who 'created' the universe. Or the most likely scenario, that there is no purpose at all. It just is and we just are. Imperfect, always on auto destruct, a combination of time and space dust. Here for a short period, but enough to destroy, conquer, kill and rape our only home we have.
We are looking for 'intelligent life' in the universe with the hope to find similar species. But if there is intelligent life out there, able to communicate and travel vast distances, why would they want contact with a dysfunctional breed? If they are intelligent, they stay silent. SETI is a waste of time.