Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.acadun.com
20th January 2013
“Phenomena in Life”
Everything has happened in life, including the world probably, at some moment. This moment, however, is a mental assumption of time without a precise, numerical estimate of it. Nevertheless, man embraces a moment as an estimate of time without proof of its duration. The moment life and the world began is accepted and embraced as a reality by intellectuals of two revered contrasting schools of thought: one is religion and the other science. The school of science believes the world began by a big bang and life by evolution, while religion attributes both life and the world as the will and work of God. Each school guards its beliefs as being right, without proof of time or actuality present within a moment.
Growth happens to all life-forms and is not under the control of the human mind, religion or science. If growth could be controlled by the mind, religion or science, aging would not happen, but aging does happen spontaneously every moment. Aging and cellular activity in any living form is a phenomenon in life and is not under the control of the human mind, religion or science. If every species, including man, is a phenomenon in life, it would imply that everything which a species, including man, does is a phenomenon in life and not done by the mind, religion or science.
The laws of gravity need to be overcome if an act were to be done by any species, including man. A simple act of walking, for example, requires gravity to be overcome if each step were to be taken. There is no documented proof that the mind can overcome gravity by merely wishing or wanting to walk. If this were true or possible, nothing could prevent man from flying! Walking has happened to every species that walks, including man, as a phenomenon in life and it is not the species, man, religion or science which is responsible for making walking happen.
The art of speaking too has happened to man as a phenomenon in life, and it is not man, religion or science which is responsible for making speaking happen, just as barking has happened to dog as a phenomenon in life.
Likewise, any thought, origins of religion, growth of science and mushrooming of knowledge have happened to man as a phenomenon in life and man is not responsible for their existence within his mind. Therefore, Religion, Science and any form of knowledge are all right and perfect as they are, wherever and whenever they are debated at any point in life in the world.
Religion and science are two sides of the coin called life. A truly religious one sees religion in science and science in religion, and a truly scientific one sees science in religion and religion in science. Everything will continue to happen in life at a precise moment, as a phenomenon in life, and it is not religion, science or knowledge that will make it happen.