Monday, February 07, 2005

A Wonder of the World, Motion...

There are those who feel that all is matter in motion. There is probably something the matter with trying to think that, for what puts motion in matter? That is the crux of the matter. For that matter, it is probably the fact of the matter, as a matter of fact.

Motion, it matters.

"29. Motion-1

One of the great discoveries of modern science is the revelation that everything is in motion. For instance, everything on earth is hurtling through space at thousands of miles an hour. If you stand still or sit down, like it or not you will continue to rotate around the sun and the sun itself will be rotating around a galaxy that in turn is racing away from the other galaxies. Moreover the particles that make up your body whirl around ceaselessly, and they continue doing so even when you’re dead!

30. Motion—2

So how did this motion originate? We know that the earth moves because of gravitational force: the sun pulls the earth and consequently the earth orbits it. Gravity itself is the result of the curvature of space and space curves because of mass. But why does mass cause the curvature of space? Currently there’s no answer to this, and even if a scientific explanation were to emerge, we could then ask why that particular state of affairs obtains. The same is true of motion caused by other physical forces, such as the expansion of the galaxies from the Big Bang, the motion of an electron around the nucleus. In all these cases, we come to a point where we have no further explanation for the way things are, other than to say that’s the way they are."
(The Wonder of the World: A Journey From
Modern Science to the Mind of God
By Roy Abraham Varghese :403-404)

That's not a wonder that shakes the earth like thunder. It all continues silently right there in us and around us. It goes on even as evil things happen and tiny creatures shake their lil' fists at the sky and shout, "Why God, why?!"

Why? Where you there when matter was put in motion? That's the only reason that we are here to ask why. Those who have minds, let them use them.

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