We are all made of atoms. We are trying to discover the universe(which is made up of atoms) . So can I say the universe is trying to Discover itself?
A property of a part is not necessarily a property of the whole. For example, a page in a book has a page number, but the book itself does not have a page number.
In your example, the fact that we (the part) have a property (the intention of discovery) does not imply that the whole (the universe) has that property too.
I should add to this the fact that intentions need agency. And I would dispute strongly that the universe, as such, has it.
@CesarGon, I think OP clearly didn't described our atoms and the universe atoms as seperated, you did a seperation which is not clearly logical and proven here, ( - what made you seperate people from the universe atoms? - who said it's not one? - what are you RELYING on?)
in the case that our atoms and the universe atoms are one, (I'm not saying it is but I'm also not saying it's not), and by your logical statements, clearly OP is right.