We Are Cosmic Beings
An Iota in an Ocean of Wilderness, But Still the Loftiest
Paul J. Dejillas - Aug 26, 2021
I am just a tiny speck in the vastness of the Cosmos, but I reflect the entire Cosmos
I am one individual out of the more than 7.8 billion embodied spirits, living in a Solar System that is the tinniest speck in the more than 300 billion stars and planets in our Milky Way Galaxy. Yet, our galaxy is only one out of the 200 or more trillion galaxies, that in turn revolve around infinite clusters of galaxies in the entire Cosmos.
The Cosmos is inexhaustible, boundless, timeless, infinite, and eternal. To imagine that alone is mind-blowing and counting them mind-staggering. Yet, tiny as I am, this is also who we are. Tiny as I am, I am also made of the same ingredients that make up the Cosmos, the same ingredients that made me as vast and powerful as the visible universe. Everything in the Cosmos is in me in the same manner that everything in me is in the Cosmos.
We, humans, share this creative power through a woman that can bear a child that carries all the faculties, power, and genes of its predecessors and who has the potential to become as big, even bigger, than its parents. Marvel as we can, we are a gift and we are sharing this gift as legacy to our children and future generations.
The parable of the mustard seed comes to my mind (Matthew 13:32-33, Mark 4:30–32, and Luke13:18–19).
"The Kingdom of Heaven is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field; which indeed is smaller than all seeds but when it is grown, it is greater than the herbs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in its branches."
But where and how can I find you, my friend, in this vast universe of ours? Can you tell me where you are in the entire cosmic evolutionary scheme? How can I be assured that it's you who is talking to me and not somebody masked with all kinds of identity? If you do not wish to be found, can you at least tell me what can make you visible and accessible to me? What must I do to know and embrace you? This is a lamentation of somebody who does not need an answer anyway. For I will find you. With my spiritual GPS and drones, I guarantee you that. And when I find you, it's you who will be longing to find and know me.
We Are Human Beings in the Process of Becoming
As our knowledge of the quantum world begins to go deeper, more and more astonishing insights reveal themselves. For example, physicist Sheldon Glashow (b. 1932) interprets the dual nature of matter (as both solid and energy or as passive and dynamic) in terms of “being” and “becoming.” Physicists espousing this view contend that the primal matter that triggered the Big Bang was in the state of being but in the process of becoming. And this process is manifested as a process of change and transformation implies an improvement, growth, and development from simplicity to complexity. Part of this process, says K. G. Denbigh, is the stomping in every individual species their distinct personality, image, identity, and behavior. In his words (1975:111):
A very striking change, seen from left to right, is the increasing importance of ‘individuality’. Large molecules of the same substance have different instantaneous configurations; cells of the same species and variety differ from each other in detail even more considerably; at the level of multicellular organisms, individuality becomes still more pronounced and shows itself in characteristic differences of behavior.
The process of becoming is explained in the process of nuclear reactions taking place within the nucleus and chemical reactions occurring in the electrons, which is manifested as a continuing process of combinations and splits. On their own, it is in the nature of the nuclei to fuse with each other and never to break up on their own. When, for example, two light nuclei come into contact with each other, they tend to fuse and combine, a nuclear process popularly called fusion. In the case of larger and heavier nuclei, however, the tendency is for them to split into smaller nuclei, a process called fission. It is, in fact this method that was applied by the Hungarian physicist Leo Slizard (1989-1964) to produce the first atom bomb in July 1945.
Proofs of nuclear fusion and fission, however, come out publicly in 1939 because of the works of Hans Bethe (for fusion) and Lise Meitner using the experiments of Otto Hahn. This finding about nuclear reactions eventually leads to the generally accepted theory in physics that very light nuclei like hydrogen nuclei can be transformed into helium through the process of fusion, while much heavier and larger nuclei, like iron, undergo fission. Russian physicist George Gamow says that nuclei that are heavier than silver would break up into two or more parts if a sufficiently strong force is applied from the outside. On the other hand, a spontaneous process of fusion would take place in the case of nuclei whose combined atomic weight is less than that of silver. But both fusion and fission, the physicists tell us, only occur if some external actions are done about the nuclei to produce the process. The vast majority of atomic nuclei are medium sized, which, physicists agree, never undergo any kind of nuclear reaction. These are those nuclei located in the middle portion of the Dmitri Mendeleev’s (1834—1907) Periodic Table of Chemical Elements. All in all, the periodic chart of elements contains 92 varieties of atoms.
ARE WE "PROGRAMMED" TO BELIEVE IN GOD?
Paul J. Dejillas, Ph.D.
December 2, 2017
BASED ON AN INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDY, A DARING THEORY IS ADVANCED HERE: GOD IS A PRODUCT OF EVOLUTION. THIS BELIEF IN TURN GIVES BIRTH TO RELIGION.
SEE HOW THIS THEORY GOES.
"According to new research, it is possible that mankind is ‘hardwired’ to be religious, and the cause of this is EVOLUTION.
"According to an Oxford University Professor, fear of gods could have helped shape mankind into what we are today. This means that Religion could very well be the result of evolution.
"The fear of God’s wrath could have played a key role in the evolutionary development of humans.
"Uses an interdisciplinary approach that draws on new research from anthropology, evolutionary biology, experimental psychology, and neuroscience."
"Professor Johnson explains why fear of punishment would have become a more important force in religion than other aspects, such as love and altruism.
"Professor Johnson says, in his new book ‘God is Watching You’ that that enigmatic belief in divine punishment is something that has been hardwired into us by ‘evolution’ and is one of the main causes that led to the creation and development of ALL world religions.
‘The ability to anticipate rewards or punishments arising from our behavior would clearly have been favored by Darwinian natural selection because it promoted survival and reproduction,’ he said.
‘I argue this extended to the anticipation of supernatural reward and punishment.’
‘God-fearing people were better able to avoid raising the ire of their fellow man, lowering the costs of real-world sanctions, and raising the rewards of co-operation.’
‘It offers a striking twist on the old science and religion debate – religion is not an alternative to evolution; it is a product of evolution.
‘The idea that one’s good and bad deeds will be observed, judged and rewarded or punished by God or some other supernatural agent is a recurring feature of virtually all of the world’s religions, both past and present.’
‘The looming threat of supernatural punishment deterred selfish behavior and increased cooperation, and this was a good thing for individuals as well as society.’