17 October 2014
The regularity of nature...
Science measure the fact that physical laws are uniform... As they measure more they find more regularity and they start to predict based on the regularity.
The regularity is so pervasive and give such strong descriptive powers in the hands of those that measure the regularities.
Some scientists started to feel the need to do what most primitive peoples did... Use science to dominate because, Nietzsche made it clear that... if humans convince themselves that "God is dead" only "will to power" remain. Some scientists/politicians said lets take the chance and see how much power we actually can concentrate!
So scientists found the soft minds of the world ready to bow down to the mastery of the measurement of the regularities in nature. And the power was amazing!
In the mean time Christian and other less power hungry scientists are analysing the meaning and content of all these regularities, finding teleological properties and intricate design properties with the most astounding effect of having science serve to progress and not the oppression of societies. They find nature exposing decay in the structure of life (i.e. Creation in the grasp of sin*...) and they find ways to halt or reverse the decay.
But the priests of measurement still oppress just as the first soothsayers of ancient times, just because they knew when the river might flood and the seasons will change. As they say, the peaceful majority seems to be irrelevant today, and has been in the past... and the militant minority "rule"... Wasn't that what Nietzsche also saw?
I just think God predicted these behaviours from the beginning of Christianity. Read the Book of Romans in the Bible to see Nietzsche's insight was not new - Nature does not explain itself, it declare the Source of all regularities.
20 For the unseen things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being realized by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, for them to be without excuse. 21 Because, knowing God, they did not glorify Him as God, neither were thankful. But they became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
There is a minority of ONE, the Word who created all uniformity and maintain the hearts of humanity, Jesus Christ. He still makes the difference between liberty and oppression! Between being overcome by any evil or to prevail, for ever!
* Rom 8:21-22
21 that the creation itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. 22 And we know that the whole creation groans and travails in pain together until now.