More Than the Sum of Its Parts
We have gotten to the point in science where some computer models that numerically solve complex sets of equations repduce phenomena without fully explaining it. For example, computer models of the equations that describe how stars evolve show them expanding onto the giant phase. This gives us some confidence that the equations are meaningful representation of reality. However, the models are so complex that astrophysicists are unable to identify the specific physical effects taking place that cause the stars to expand.
“Insight into science” (From astrophysics book I’m studying)
That’s the way a friend of mine, probably the closest one, defined me.
He knows me pretty well and he often surprises me with really proper definition of me.
Although I’m not an artist I didn’t feel he was wrong… Sigh!
Well, that’s not all that bad, because he completed the sentence with: “you have the benefit of understanding both”. [Talking about color temperature from different point of view]
Thus, the question is: “Will I be a schizophrenic or a person able to understandtwo, apparently distant, dimensions?”
I’m getting tired of people who never care of God but complain about Him for “being the cause of the earthquake in Haiti”. They keep on saying: “Why doesn’t he make the earthquake happen in a desert? Why does he make people suffer?”
I wonder:”Have they ever studied science?” Earthquake happens in some specific area and we all know which are… if you don’t know, look it up on wikipedia.
I’m a physics student and I know a little about science. Since I was born I live at the feet of the biggest volcano in Europe (a very seismic area) and despite I am used to earthquake I’m badly afraid of them… I know what is an earthquake too. I’m a Catholic and I guess I know a little about God too… therefore I wonder:
Why nobody of them ask themselves:
a) Why do I complain about God if I don’t believe in him?
b) Why do I care of poor people only when I know they die or suffer?
c) Why do I talk of them only to get a chance to complain about God?
d) Why don’t I try to find a way to improve their lives?
e) Why don’t people build good buildings? (such an earthquake is strong but not that much, definitely it’s not that “unusual”, a really good building could have stood it).
f) Why am I complaining instead of helping? (Sending money to organizations helping people there might be enough, we can’t all be physically there doing something)
The real mistakes are made by people not by God…
I’m truly sorry of getting that angry but, such an irrational behavior really upset me.
You can know the name of a bird in all the languages of the world, but when you’re finished, you’ll know absolutely nothing whatever about the bird… So let’s look at the bird and see what it’s doing — that’s what counts. I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
- Richard Feynman