“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” Albert Einstein
When I discovered this Einstein’s thought, I was delighted. Since I was a little boy, I have always said that you should observe the wildlife if you want to be a wise man. If you think about it, every species forms a separate world, organized by a specific set of rules, and follows its own orbit of existence. In the animal kingdom, each kind has its language, its way of reproduction, behavior, communication, and awareness. Following this thread of thoughts, the theory of the origin of life, the so-called “Oparin-Haldane primordial soup” looks irrational, unfounded, and even stupid. Why? Because it tries to explain only the organic compounds and not the driving conscious force, responsible for the behavior of the living beings.
Bearing in mind Vanga’s affirmation that: “Every living creature, the entire world, and the whole Universe obey a strictly defined cosmic rhythm and order,” let’s try to prove that the perfect order in nature is evidence of the existence of a higher power and mind, which has organized the Universe according to its rules.
There are thousands of incredible cases of complex animal behavior and sophisticated relationships among living organisms, but surprisingly biology resists attributing the awareness of the living nature to a higher power. Yet, there are such significant gaps in this science, beginning with the evolutionist theory and ending with the driving force behind life’s organization, that at least to me, this stubbornness sounds ridiculous.
Let’s take, for example, the complex organization of the leaf-cutter ants. We were on a trip in the middle of Panama’s rainforest when our guide drew our attention to two separate lines of ants crossing our path. They made traffic in both directions, similar to a highway–the ants loaded with leaves went left and those without leaves right. As you can see in the picture below, the leaves are so big that the ants are invisible underneath them (they can carry about twenty times their weight).
The surprising thing is that ants don’t use the leaves for food but for fertilizer to cultivate a specific type of fungi, which actually is their food. Inside the formicary, there is a sophisticated organization with various types of workers, some of them responsible for cleaning and throwing the refuse (sanitary cleaners), others for cutting and bringing the leaves (foragers), and protecting the anthill (soldiers).
The question here is how these insects can do farming and establish a causal connection between fertilizing, cultivating, and taking care of their food, just like humans do. These facts speak of an incredible mind and organizational sense, don’t they? Now, science claims that the secret of our intelligence is inside us and it is narrowly connected to our brain’s development. Is it? The human brain comprises of about 100 billion neurons interconnected via trillions of synapses. The ant has 250 000 cells, held in its (very) tiny head, meaning 400 000 times less than man. Yet, ants can build a high rational society, which includes founding a colony, leading wars against other tribes, and even taking and using slaves. How is it possible? Where does this sense of organization come from? Where is the source of their awareness, considering their so simplistic structure?
Although neither you nor science has answered these questions, I can see that you are yet not convinced.
Let’s talk about migration now. It’s important because it proves Vanga’s words about the existence of a global force that makes all living creatures obey it. The questions here are: how do animals and birds identify the exact (and always the same) places to gather? And most importantly, how do they know the detailed itinerary, usually thousands of miles long and tens of thousands of years old, to reach their destinations?
An interesting case about the great migration of the zebras could answer the last question. The road of their itinerary had been blocked for about 40 years, and the last generation of zebras, which remembered it, had died a long time ago. Then the barrier had been removed and, for everybody’s great surprise, the herd resumed its initial journey (for the full story click on the picture below).
The scientists presume that “the memory of ancient routes may be genetically encoded”. However, I strongly doubt this theory. My explanation is far simpler, as incredible as it may sound—the animals feel the force that rules all living creatures and know when the best time to depart is and where the best route to choose is. It’s not by coincidence that the birds always gather at specific places and fly through well-established corridors, as Via Aristotelis, for instance. This lasted for thousands of years, folks. Aristotle has lived a long time ago. Yet, nothing changes, and believe me, it’s not a question of genes. There are precise energetic zones, which attired birds and animals. They can feel the energy far better than humans, and this at least nobody can deny. It’s not by chance that in ancient Rome, the priests called augurs, predicted the future by observing certain species of birds, considering their narrow relation to gods. Looking deeply into nature and animal behavior is a perfect example of how wise our ancestors were. Well, nowadays we are far from that. We have Google, instead. (I can’t resist quoting Einstein again):
I can see, however, that despite the examples mentioned above, you are still not convinced.
“You prove nothing until now, bro,” you say. “We already know all this, and that’s the way it is.”
Let’s try one last argument then. In my opinion, the perfect approach for every problem is to break it into its smaller, irreducible part and then to try to solve it. What is the smaller part of life? It’s the cell, of course—“the basic structural, functional, and biological unit of all known living organisms and the smallest unit of life,” according to Wikipedia. The cells’ structure is very complex—plasma membrane, cytoplasm, mitochondrion, nucleus, etc. You have studied that one in High school, remember? Every cell is a miniature laboratory where very complicated chemical reactions occur. They lead to your growth, metabolism, muscles and bones formation, reproduction, immunity, etc. What we are interested in here is the cell’s nucleus, where our genetic information is stored via DNA. Watson and Crick, who discovered deoxyribonucleic acid in 1953, announced at the time that they had “discovered the secret of life.” This discovery is fascinating, indeed, because it explains how the data of everything imaginable, beginning with your height, hair, eye color, the form of your earlobes, and how jealous and lazy you’ll be in your life, is transmitted by a CODE. This code is strictly determined and consists of a double helix connection between four bases, which always pair up: Adenine-Thymine and Cytosine-Guanine.
Let’s go back to the primordial soup concept, which states that life has originated spontaneously and accidentally. Knowing the DNA structure, do you see anything accidental here? And even if the primitive protein structure could be formed under certain conditions, that does not explain the driving force responsible for turning a simple cell into a complex chemical laboratory with its own awareness.
However, we humans are so intelligent that we can at least realize what is going on around us. To break the facts and to understand how the processes are working. But unfortunately, we stop here. Science can describe the exact procedure of how things happen, but it cannot explain why they occur precisely this way or, in other words, who has written the procedure. We are blocked on the visible level, ignoring the higher invisible layer that is actually responsible for the organization and execution of the healthy functioning of every living organism. We cannot explain what drives every cell to reproduce these super complicated chemical reactions that sustain our life and determine our shape. Not to mention our brain’s structure, which is so unimaginably complex that the theory of hazardous formation looks ridiculous. What makes the cells react to keep the organism immunized and healthy? What is the mysterious force which makes our heart beat ceaselessly from our birth to our last day? What about the hormones? About the feelings? Why does aging occur? Why can we not escape death?
So many questions without answers… We need to accept that our knowledge has its limits, and this is logical if we are created by the higher mind that wrote the code. We will probably never understand the mystery of our existence, but at least we could try to figure out what the purpose of our life is.
Let’s not be fooled by our intellect though. We all know that we use only about 10 percent of our brains, and our mission is to try to find a way to unlock the rest.
So, I hope that after all the arguments I have pointed out, you will be more willing to admit that things are far more complicated than they seem to be. Maybe you still have a hard time accepting the fact that life in nature is ruled every single moment by a higher conscious force, but if you can at least figure out what is similar between a chameleon changing its color, a fight between a mongoose and a cobra, and a flock of wild geese flying in a perfect V-formation, then you have caught my drift.
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