I have recently watched this rather old TED presentation - A philosophical quest for our biggest problems.
The first big problem is considered death:
death is a big problem. If you look at the statistics, the odds are not very favorable to us. So far, most people who have lived have also died. Roughly 90 percent of everybody who has been alive has died by now.
These are facts and also from an economical point of view this looks like a terrible waste.
However, biologic evolution is possible due to presence of death. This also seem to be true for scientific evolution (Max Planck):
Science advances one funeral at a time.
Question: Why is death considered a big problem?