Circumstances create, produce, generate their own outcomes, results, effects, consequences. Which, themselves, create, produce, generate new circumstances creating different outcomes, consequences... It rains and a river forms only where a river could form. "Mamma, who made the beautiful river?" "The rain, honey." "Who made the rain?" "Circumstances and possibilities." "Who made the circumstances and possibilities?" "There always have been circumstances and possibilities." From there, nature takes its course, and here we are. Because of circumstances, possibilities and consequences. When we came into the picture, in addition to creating circumstances with possibilities and consequences, we brought meaning and purpose into play, with preferences and desires, ideals and ideas, war and bills of rights, and nature found a corner to hide in until the disturbance in the flow disappears and things return to normal.