Sunday, December 2, 2012
It's crazy how everything is seemingly perfect in nature. A baby needs to exit the womb head first, so it gets into this position when needed, but this construct is only possible thanks to gravity. Arguably, there is gravity so that there could be multiplicity of species. What a crazy architecture this world has! A universe in which every element is connected to any other element, and they are all connected to the whole. However, I don't think that nature is this infinite structure, the n+1 that always moves forward with determination, as if there was a finish line to get to. Although it is nice to believe in it, because in our day and age it would mean that such universe is replicable, and we do work harder every day on proving it ("the world is one click away"). Nonetheless, I find god not in the perfection of this system, but to the contrary, I think god is the n-1. It is the room for error that makes nature so divine: the setbacks of it, leaving a tiny part in the whole, as well as in every part and element of it unknown and prone to error and correction, to challenge and its outcome. The divinity of nature is not in its perfection, but in its thoughtfulness and restrain to have some room left for evolution, for change, for surprise and for hope.