Saturday, August 12, 2006

Chicken or the Egg?

Science or Miracle?

Which came first, the miracle of nature, or the science of nature?

Over the years scientists have bravely and boldly dissected the science of nature and the universe and told us how everything works. They have kindly taken nature’s miracles and reduced them to formulae on a blackboard.

How thoughtful of them!

But – in the huge scheme of things, does the scientific explanation really mean anything?

How many of us look at the immense beauty of a rainbow and think ‘my those water droplets make a pretty sight’?


Or look at a newborn baby and tell the mother ‘your genes knitted well……..’


Does anyone look at the splendour of a single green leaf and give thanks for chlorophyll?


Does the continuous motion of the waves crashing on the beach confirm our belief in the moon and the magnetic resonance of the planet – or is it merely a feast of nature for eyes and ears?


Although we have been told that the marks on the moon are lakes and mountains, how many still nod to the smiling ‘Man in the Moon’?


I know science explains just about everything – but I prefer to see the miracle than the science.

cq

8 comments:

Tara said...

Those pictures are wonderful - I could never take away from the miracle of something so wonderful by describing them using scientific words.

CyberKitten said...

Knowing how a rainbow 'works' or a sunset or a baby for that matter takes nothing away from its beauty...

It warms my heart when I see plants I 'raised' from seed germinate and grow, but my pleasure is not diminished by knowing enough Botany to understand the process of growth....

Sure nature is often wonderful and awe inspiring... but so is the knowledge behind it.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I'm with you, my dear...If one does not believe in God...one must believe in some kind of 'Higher Power' when you look at the miracle of a blade of grass shooting up between cement slabs...or, as you so aptly mentioned, dear CQ....The Fabulous Ocean....The Moon, etc....yeah, I too know that there is I'm sure some sort of Scientific explaination for all of this...but like you, I prefer the Wonder of it all....
Amen, Amen.

Lovely lovely post my dear...

rashbre said...

I often think, "what a wonderful world".
rashbre

ribbiticus said...

very well said, cq! science does tend to take away the "magic" in things we see around us. i for one would rather be amazed everyday. ;)

Dave said...

Spot on Cyberkitten, they are not mutually exclusive at all!

CyberKitten said...

dave: [phew]. I thought that I was the only 'cynic' in the room... [rotflmao].

Carmi said...

I'm with you. Even after science takes the magic out of miracles by explaining in minute detail how they work, we need to be able to see and hear and experience these events for what they are. Otherwise, we exist and do not live.

Thank you for the important reminder.