Instead of a Cosmogony
When thinking of micro-cosmos, we have in view tiny lifeless particles having
certain characteristic physical features. In macro-cosmos, the only
difference is that the tiny particles become very large cosmic bodies. We
wonder ourselves if life exists on other planets but any planet strictly speaking is
conceived as something without life. Into this inanimate and simple medium,
between micro and macro cosmos, life does exist at least on our planet on
which we live with all of our faiths and fights. Odd, isn't it?
The culprit is our imagination, or more specifically, our lack of
imagination. We understand what occurs around us but our knowledge
decreases substantially as our thinking moves farther away.
In both micro-cosmos as well as macro-cosmos, our mind imagines simple
particles whirling unceasingly around each other. Really? Is the world
senseless? Unlikely! What would be the sense of a world without sense?
We will never be able to provide answers to these questions but this does
not prevent us from imagining other cosmogonies. But why? The reason for
any cosmogony ever conceived was to make sense of our life
and to serve as support of morality.
Any religion does offer some moral norms based upon a particular cosmogony.
The science, on the other hand, destroys any cosmogony, and implicitly
the moral norms that had used that cosmogony as support, offering nothing as
If you are not a religious person at all, consider the following proposition.
As science accepts the infinite as mathematical notion, then we may accept
that Earth is a particle in the micro-cosmos of another superior system which,
in turn, is a particle in other systems and so on. Perhaps we are somewhere
in an infinite flight of stairs. Can Earth be a particle of the liver of an
upper being? It seems we must accept that life could exist both in small and
large infinite. There is a god for us and we are gods for our some smaller ones.
But how could I tell to those smaller beings what I want they to do.
How could I address to them? They do not know Romanian language, not even
English. It must be another way, not to make them to understand me,
but to oblige them to work properly.
If don't, the inflicting punishment will be drastic and then...
what, for example, a section of the liver becomes out of the body?
A decaying material.
Of course, it would be a naivete to think that God looks like us and
He watches our individual existence.
Is there a moral? From an individual point of view the answer is NO,
but - from a collective one - it is YES. We must keep Earth alive;
otherwise the vital functions of the upper being will surely remove
us as a decayed corpuscle! In which way? This would be the topic of the religion.
This is not just a cosmogony but it deserves to think on it.
It looks like such of pantheism. What a trump of a fellow this Spinoza was! He knew nothing about he structure of the atom, but thought better than many contemporaries. As we understand him now, I wonder when we will understand the ancient Greeks, although Hindu tradition is nearer by the pantheism.