Let’s imagine the universe mathematically. If we believe in the Big Bang, then wouldn’t that mean that this universe isn’t necesarilly the first universe? If that’s true, consider how probable it was that there was a planet just like earth. Especially considering how many galaxies and nebulas and solar systems there are. Now think about the life forms that inhabit and have inhabited all those planets. Odds are they were capable of thought just like you, and every thought you have, has already been thought of in the same way by someone(thing) else and that there is no originality at all in life. So maybe instead of “innovation” we should call it absent-minded plagerism since we are just stealing some alien’s ideas from millions of years ago.