Friday, January 21, 2011
The Stuff of Life: Survival by paying attention & respecting life in all its forms
If God or not-a-god had a hand in it, maybe God or not-a-god played a bit of marbles with the tiniest of a dot of bit of seemingly nothing that Exploded outward and beyond, and as debris and objects clanged one against the other, the Earth, and more, was formed, and out of that seeming Chaos was the Grand Design that is beautiful and awesome and should be protected and cherished. Keeping the Open Mind, that either Earth and the Heavens were formed by God the Great Scientist or Not-a-god-but-Science-Chaos Only—makes no matter to me for these purposes right here now, for I am here, typing this to You. I exist. I am a ball of energy – a scientific wonder, connected to You.
Who made me isn’t as important as, Will I Survive? Who made the earth isn’t as important as, Will Earth Survive Intact? But, then again, who made this, or what made this, or how it was made could be very important to survival, for all I know—since we could be going round and round and round back to our beginnings and then around again. If all of this is by Design, then what has the Design in mind for Earth and its inhabitants? Or, if Earth was formed out of some chaotic chance that became design, then what has Chaos of the Universe in store for us? For surely we must pay attention. And surely we must feel a sense of gratitude, yes, but also we must feel responsbility for our very existence now and into the future. Earth will find a way; humans must find respect for the earth and for themselves as a whole -- wonderful beautiful biological machines, and that responsbility should extend to other life and species upon this beautiful wild planet.
Now, go outside and find something beautiful and then tell me about it.