Ever curious and eager to know what people think, I recently accepted an invitation to join a Google+ community dedicated to the refutation/discussion of the evolution and Big Bang theories. Upon joining the community I became concerned about the heated exchanges and the seemingly aggressive call to debate.
Here is a modified version of my first post to the community.
We all want to know the answers to the mysteries of the universe. Through science we have come to know more. Yet we do not know enuogh. In fact we only know so much.
We have limited knowledge, capacities and abilities thus making it impossible to claim to know all the answers. Nobody has a monopoly of the truth.
How did we come to be here? I say share what you know, sow the seeds and let them thrive or rot. There is no right or wrong answer. We can only think about it or not. Either we consider the question only a nuisance to our day-to-day concerns or we stop to think and wonder.
Seeds that fall on fallow ground usually mean an imagination tethered by confining boxes and labels of skepticism, dogma, or apathy.
When seeds fall on fertile ground, our imagination and how we resonate in this world/universe allow us to transcend our limitations, even if only a bit and despite the lack of or the presence of empircal evidence.
But in that particular instance, when we learn something that intuitively and deeply touches both our mind and our spirit, reconciles our many and varying perceptions and beliefs, and enables us to find meaning and sense in our existence and our world, therein lies the beauty of man. We are limited. We are weak. But we dare reach for the stars, think of the unthinkable, and find our own personal truth while recognizing that we still do not have all the answers.
Posted with Aloha!- ARIEL MURPHY