Two Articles to Ease Acceptance of the Idea that Evolution Does Occur
Though admittedly there have already been lots of evidence proposed from various standpoints by scientists concerning evolution, here however an attempt is made to explore the subject from a totally different point of view.
It is expected that the following two articles may serve to support, from both the standpoint of logics and that of religion, the claim that the development of all living creatures are likely to be one that is evolutionary in nature.
The First Article
This article is directed more towards those who, while they believe that evolution does occur, are yet baffled by the presence of such a thing as the feeling of existence in human-beings. In the meantime many have been quoted as saying that in evolution all of us originate from things that exist in nature. Does this not mean that the feeling of existence must have originated from things that exist in nature?
The Feeling of Existence
Though we are well aware that all these could possibly happen, it is however not that easy for us to accept every opinion related to the evolution of living creatures. The only reason for this is that we have throughout our lifetime inherited the various ways of thinking and beliefs of our forebears. The two articles that follow are, therefore, meant to encourage greater acceptance of the fact that evolution does occur in living creatures.
For those who find it simply nonsensical to acknowledge that such a simple Cell-to-be can turn into a human-being, who is aware of his existence, has will, and has feelings, the following answer, which is based on logic, may perhaps be helpful.
Let’s take a look at an interesting example on “feelings” and “will”
We’ll look at them from a very simple point of view.
When two marbles hit against each other, each will be repelled by the other, because each “feels the presence of the other.” If each of these marbles didn’t “feel” the presence of the other, why then would each be pushed by the other away?
Regardless of the multifarious scientific terms currently in use, let’s here contemplate the issue just from this angle.
To be able to “feel” the presence of the other when in collision, the marble must be able to “feel” its own presence. If it couldn’t “feel” its own presence, how would it be able to “feel” the presence of the other when in collision and repelled?
By hitting themselves against each other and “feeling” the presence of the other, each of them has the “will” to push each other away. To further clarify matters, if the two marbles did not feel the presence of each other, they would certainly pass through or penetrate each other. To put it another way, “they simply do not exist.” We ourselves would not be able to see them as we can in the illustration, because the light which is supposed to be reflected into our eyes by the marbles did not feel the presence of the marbles and therefore would simply pass through them. (condition 4).
Illustration 2 shows that when a ball is dropped onto the floor, it can so much “feel” the presence of the floor, which further causes it to come to a halt. Had it not been able to “feel” the presence of the floor, it would certainly have passed through the floor. Being elastic, the ball instantly changes its form the moment it hits the floor—the part of the ball that hits the floor turns flat and the ball itself becomes oval. Because of its “will” to return to its original form, the ball presses the floor and then bounces.
One more example that is perhaps easier to digest: When a handful of iron filings is placed close to a bar of magnet, the iron filings “feel” the presence of the magnet, thereby having the “will” to stick to it. In the meantime, the magnet, feeling the presence of the iron filings, as if it had the will to attract them towards itself. (Illustration 3).
Thus “feeling” and “will” are things that can exist from whatever one may find to exist in atoms. By implication “feeling” and “will” may exist between an electron and its core. They may exist not only between the Sun the Earth and the Moon, but also between all the contents of the universe. It is therefore natural that physicists, biologists, and psychologists should coin different terms to refer to these phenomena.
Now, if mere objects can have such a feeling of existence, what could we say of man with all the combination of the various body functions and the complexity of his senses.
Our acceptance of the idea that everything that exists in this universe, no matter what it is, is able to feel its “existence” will certainly make it easier for us to understand why we too have the feeling that we ourselves exist.
Such acceptance will also make it easier for us to recognize this “feeling of existence” as one that comes from the “feeling of existence” of its natural surroundings.
The fact that our body is made up of one hundred trillion Cells, each having its own “feeling of existence” explains why we have such a “feeling of existence” as we do now.
Thus, firstly the feelings of existence of the atoms’ parts combine such that in their unity they become the feelings of existence of atoms. Such combination continues with otoms, molecules, Cells, that eventually we have the feelings of human beings.
With the whole content of the universe, including our physical selves, having the feeling of existence, we can thus conclude that our feeling of existence are in unity with the feeling of existence of the whole Universe.