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Cardinal John Henry Newman in his age wrote "Apologia Pro Vita Sau" an autobiography hailed as loveliest of all spiritual autobiographies ever written in English language of a man seeking religious affinity. Newman was just one of many seeking elements of truth. The ancient Greek philosophers have always pondered over that word, truth. A test of faith, a quality which refuses to be measured. That which transcends logic and analysis.
A show of faith has always been one venerable aspect of religion, and to great extents part of science. It takes more faith to accept that which is "humanly incomprehensible." Like Big Bang theory, and so many yet unproven postulations of traditional sciences.
The human engine has always been one given to logic and reason; it quests into dark depths and attempts to relate these phenomena of existence into that which can be grasped by senses. And out of beliefs or something close to "racial memory" comes myths and legends, which have governed lives of men from time immemorial.
From Aristotle to modern thinkers like Locke, fundamentals of human life was got from observation and deep introspection. Hence grew science of observation and thought—the pseudo science, philosophy, a discipline in which thought turns upon itself like a revolving gyre.
Out of this broad spectrum journeys forth, religious and scientific philosopher, in a bid to see reason in an existence of chaos. A cosmos of order stands as an archetype from which assumptions can be drawn, or discarded when current fashions change, for that which is more socially "up-beat." But there is this search for stability, found in Microsystems of life. Religion has offered lamp; science spark. And with these we must now inquire.
Val K is a poet, and a nature lover. His first collection of poems “Without a Name” will be published soon by AuthorHouse, U.S.A. For personal contact, send mails to: firstname.lastname@example.org