Scientific Thought About The Beginning Of Life
In order to understand our world and the universe we first of all need to understand our senses and how they have developed. When we have agreed how we arrived at having our senses, then, we can move on. Development of our understanding has been generated over many thousands of years and over those thousands of years a divide has grown as civilisation becomes more sophisticated. The divide splits cultures and nations. The divide is on a basic disagreement of whether we arrived by the Darwin route of by the hand of God.
Science, physics and astronomy have interested mankind for thousands of years. Sometime, in the distant past, the first scientist, physicist and astronomer began their life’s work, along with many other professions and vocations. They laid the foundations to the understanding of the universe that we have today. However, prior to this, our ancestors simply needed shelter, fire, food and water to exist and to develop a culture. These basic requirements were not always available which meant our ancestors came across many obstacles in life in order to procreate, form a community, develop, communicate and then seeking advantages by developing their minds, in the first instance.
Finding a cave to live in may have solved the problem of a shelter and water, in most parts of the world in which our ancestors developed, was available and fire was generated thereafter. Their main concern was food. It became clear to our ancestors that the world outside the cave was cyclic and animals and berries grew in abundance with the appearance of long days and short nights and then disappeared with the onset of short days and long nights. It also became evident, to our ancestors, that the long days were accompanied by the clouds receding and the Sun being allowed to bath the landscape, the animals and the berries, with warmth. In due course, our ancestors understood that they could plan on this cycle to grow cereals and livestock. However, our ancestors realised that they owed the favourable conditions to one thing only and that was the Sun. Not understanding the reasons for the Sun’s cycle, to ensure the Sun’s cycle did not fail they offered a portion of their cereals and livestock to the Sun. Soon, the Sun would be understood as “being worshipped” and, thereafter, the Sun was seen as a God. The scene was set for much conflict in the World as to a God that, those who wish to believe in a God, can all agree is “the God”. This conflict opens up fresh wounds on civilisation every day.
On the back of the development of a God, or Gods, the learned people of the day began to lay over this development with understandings that they were observing of our Solar system. However, as people took sides here on Earth as to which God was the real God, then, all had to choose one faith or another or be hung drawn and quartered as a heretic. This conflict, to this day, affects how people, and specifically scientists, view how and where they believe we originate as a species. (To Part 3)