The Technology of Nature By
Bala R. Subramanian, PhD DeVry University
North Brunswick, NJ
Nature is a phenomenon of time. Another way to express this view is to say, everything in nature is a unique arrangement of relationships. Time is an expression of a relationship. So, one might rightly ask, relationship between what? The answer is of course, relationship between events. The next question then is what are these events and how do they occur? Events are the outcome of the changes in the energy levels. One might conclude then, Nature is a unique arrangement of all energies from the infinitesimal to the infinite. One might wonder, “What is the cause of the energy level changes?” The simple answer would be that it is due to the change in the state of relationships. So, to recap, relationships of energy and changes in their states, is what is seen as nature. Organization of this nature is vast and intricate given the multitude forms of energy. A few such forms are as interesting as the organization of life and its awareness. Another form of such energy that is intriguing to human mind is the consequent perception and the consciousness of that perception. Some times this perception and consciousness interacting one with another cause the human mind to sense a duality that is akin to the images seen in the mirrors. Organization of the societies, cultures and the ways of life are the interpretations of these multifaceted images felt and experienced by human mind over centuries of sharing and communication of those interpretations with each other in writing or spoken words.
Is there a purpose to this existence?
As outlined in the previous paragraph, there is any number of ways to answer this question and many human institutions and civilizations have been dedicated to this cause. In the end, the human mind might conclude that there might be more than one purpose to life and might be willing to live “societal” to achieve all of those purposes to satisfy many different needs.
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