Why do we care about creation?

A flaw at the heart of the argument for truth

Wherever I go I take my camera with me, to record the visible reality, a digital imprint of the visible light reflected from objects in the world.
Wherever I go I take my camera with me, to record the visible reality, a digital imprint of the visible light reflected from objects in the world.
An objective registration of visual phenomena is no more the truth of the world than a dead body is the truth of the deceased person.
An objective registration of visual phenomena is no more the truth of the world than a dead body is the truth of the deceased person.
A person is not a flat image, not even a three-dimensional thing, but a subject with whom you must engage as another subject.
A person is not a flat image, not even a three-dimensional thing, but a subject with whom you must engage as another subject.
The same is true of trees and plants
The same is true of trees and plants
and even of inanimate things such as mountains and bodies of water.
and even of inanimate things such as mountains and bodies of water.
The painter can not copy a pictorial imprint of the scene, but must try to capture and re-enact its life, he has to feel its 'breath'.
The painter can not copy a pictorial imprint of the scene, but must try to capture and re-enact its life, he has to feel its 'breath'.
You have to know the place to feel its 'breath'.
You have to know the place to feel its 'breath'.
Otherwise it is  just a lonely place, a vacancy, a passive angst in the ambiguious light.
Otherwise it is just a lonely place, a vacancy, a passive angst in the ambiguious light.
It matters to go and explore, to find out where we come from so we can find out where we are heading....
It matters to go and explore, to find out where we come from so we can find out where we are heading....
WE ARE WHAT WE BELIEVE CAN BE...so if you believe in our own limitations,
WE ARE WHAT WE BELIEVE CAN BE...so if you believe in our own limitations,
it is reality, and with it comes really difficult and uncomfortable things we have to raise...
it is reality, and with it comes really difficult and uncomfortable things we have to raise...
both about society around us and ourselves, how we have to confront our own prejudices, the idea of identity.
both about society around us and ourselves, how we have to confront our own prejudices, the idea of identity.
When we think we have a clear idea of how the world works and all of a sudden we find ourselves completely out of our elements.
When we think we have a clear idea of how the world works and all of a sudden we find ourselves completely out of our elements.
We hate the loss of control, we are victims, yes, but we don't realise we are also complicits in our own downfall.
We hate the loss of control, we are victims, yes, but we don't realise we are also complicits in our own downfall.
What matters is not our ideological balance or even our historical truth but the perception of our vision, how we see the world through the shared prism of knowledge and hope,
What matters is not our ideological balance or even our historical truth but the perception of our vision, how we see the world through the shared prism of knowledge and hope,
it is all about where we have been and where we plan to go....
it is all about where we have been and where we plan to go....
It is all about every child to have a chance to find themselves...
It is all about every child to have a chance to find themselves...
It is all about our ability to understand that each of us in our own unique way is a valuable particle of our great mysterious universe...
It is all about our ability to understand that each of us in our own unique way is a valuable particle of our great mysterious universe...

The Starry Messenger

revealed new Galileo's discoveries

in 1610

people peered

for the first time

through a telescope

to see the moon's mountains

and millions of stars

of the Milky Way


The sky started to reveal

its mysteries

the human eye

was suddenly enough

to spot Jupiter's four largest moons

they stood there

sharpening their gaze

longing to understand

the very essence of everything

the universe

it took them

hundreds of years

to find out

that the smallest particles

in a big creation

make each one of us.


In 2010 under endless Patagonian sky

one composer

opened 'The Starry Messenger'

and his friend,

accordionist

started to play

a beautiful melody

as if through the telescope

and under the microscope

the textures

the patterns

from which

the melody emerged

and into which it dissolved,

point to a more

molecular,

atomic reality.


Today I am sitting in a small concert hall

listening to the Australian premiere

of Oswaldo Goliov's 'Sidereus'


Despite

our fleeting

attention

span,

our unhappy

acknowledgement

that our longing

for new knowledge

and experience

cost us more

than we gain

at least in traditional sense

and yet

every new scientific discovery

a piece of music

or visual art

stop us

for a moment

to contemplate

something far,

far bigger

than ourselves.


Barbara-Smith-Young-Arrow

a Canadian psychologist

applauds enthusiastically

next to me.


"Fabiola Gianotti said,

we are nothing but quarks

and electrons

and a lot of empty space,"

she says:

"She headed one of the teams

using the particle accelerator

to crash protons

into one another

in a speed of light

to discover God Particle,

isn't that amazing?"



"People ask,

why it is so important

to discover the particle

that gives mass,"

I nod cautiously.



"That's the trouble with particle physics,

it exists on a plane

that the brain

doesn't visit

and whole defies

our intiutive sense

of order and reason,

of cause and effect,

of the very upness and downdness

of up and down,

maybe therefore I like it so much."


"Are you physicist?"


"No way, not me,"

she laughs,

"They told me at school

that my brain doesn't function properly,

that I have to learn to accept my limitation,

so now I like to test my previous teachers,

if they are able to catch up with our new

scientific discoveries."



"This is my 'Starry Messenger'"

Barbara hands me proudly

a signed copy of her book:

'The woman who changed her brain'



"Do not look up to stars,"

an old man passing us,

murmurs under his breath,

"because the best you can hope for

is to die in your sleep..."


"Stagnation and change,

just like energy

and matter

are like steam

and ice,

two different states

of the same thing.

It is time for us

to find new way

of perceiving,"

she shouts after him.



"Sometimes I feel we prefer

dark energy,

looking for things that pull us apart,

rather than holding us together,"

I nod hugging the book with both my hands:

"I wish every student with learning difficulties

would find their brains plastic just like you."


There is so much we don't know,

there is so much we need to learn,

I hope we never loose

our thirst for knowing it all

because we are much more

than lost souls

living in our inner worlds

in the society

from which we come

the society that often makes

us feel so alien

and the landscape

through which we move,

struggling to find our place....




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rcrumple 3 years ago from Kentucky

The eternal quest for knowledge. Man has discovered so much, yet, he still can't figure out a way to keep from having new wars to kill each other. Until he discovers that, all the rest may be for naught. Great poem and very insightful thoughts!


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mperrottet 3 years ago from Pennsauken, NJ

I'm fascinated with these scientific discoveries because they show how much we have to learn, and how mysterious and beautiful the universe really is. Likewise, humanity is filled with the same mystery, beauty and the potential for self discovery. You've captured these thoughts for me so remarkably in this excellent hub. Voted up and across!


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

Thank you, my fellow hubbers for your beautiful responses, knowledge is the key:)


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hawaiianodysseus 3 years ago from Southeast Washington state

Beata, you stepped outside of the sandbox and used a most innovative style in creating this marriage of prose and poetry. In real time, as you listened and experienced a live lecture, you were simultaneously watching a waltz of images and reveling in how you were going to delightfully share all of it with us. Amazing job! Thank you!


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

Thank you, my fellow hubber, I am very honoured for your close examination of my work, there is nothing to add, just that I am very grateful that so many people find my style engaging and worth of reading, otherwise I have to stop hubbing, because this style suit me the best:)


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saket71 3 years ago from Delhi, India

Passive angst in ambiguous light' love it and following. Though am not much on hubpages, having started my own blog, your blog could be reason for more visits.


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

Thank you, Saket, happy to hear from you again and good luck with your blogging:)


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picklesandrufus 3 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

A very interesting and enjoyable read. Great topic and very well written. Vote way up!


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

Thank you, my fellow hubber for your kind response:)


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SommerDalton 3 years ago

So descriptive and awesome, voted up and more:)


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

Thank you, SommerDalton for your kind response and all the best with your hubbing:) B


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean

Your hub stirs up deep thought about scientific facts which I did not expect to read in poetic form. You did a really good job.


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

Thank you, MsDora, that is a privilege to hear such an uplifting comment from such a great writer:) All the best from Beata


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DREAM ON 3 years ago

I not only got to visit a wonderful hubber and read a fascinating hub.I got to explore my own time travel with the doors that you carefully opened.I was hand selected in just a few words to be one of the few to travel where no one has been.As you revealed history I floated in and out of consciousness.Thinking what was it like.To see so far into the future and still go to bed at night in a whole different world.I feel the enormous excitement and the never ending thrill of a thirst for knowledge that I know I can never fill.Amazing hub from start to finish.I am in the clouds and I can't say I want to come back down.To many more days and nights that blend like stars that look so close but are impossible to touch.Thanx so much for sharing.God Bless.


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

Thank you, my fellow dreamer for your creative and amazing reply, but the gift of imagination is not in me, it is in you...a writer is merely a 'path builder that leads to a door'...a reader is the one who has to find and open 'the door and decode what is hiding there':)

You are an amazing reader, thank you:) B


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arb 3 years ago from oregon

I looked passionately for peace, for understanding and came upon it suddendly one day. I pressed it deep into me and wallowed in its liberty. All around me there were questions and those searching endlessly for the answers which would close the questions. It is as they wanted and nothing wrong with it. Mine was answered and so I sat by the water and breathed in the life before me. It filled my lungs and I exhaled in simple peace. Others scurried about searching answers from the life before them. Neither they nor I, right or wrong. Sometimes however, we are so busy looking for the window, we do not see the door is wide open.


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

So true, arb, happy you found the door to contentment but I know you will keep looking out of the window from time to time if just to stare on the full moon and dream how it would be to walk upon it one day....we never stop dreaming and searching for something else...it is our 'extension cord ' to the future we will never know....


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jantamaya 3 years ago from UK

I'm speechless.

I love what you have written, I love all the images.

Higgs boson, dark engy and mass and this hub in one! Great stuff.

Voted up and shared on twitter and on HubPages.


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wtaylorjr2001 3 years ago from Binghamton NY

After having red your words and looked at your pictures, I begin to see a reflection. Through the brilliant light you've provided I think I can recognize the reflection of Mankind's growing awareness of reality. I can see, within this reflection a shape of the contradiction between science and soul. I think I can also see a hint at their blending. This post is awesome, very interesting, and very beautiful. I will return often to learn from you.


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

thank you, my fellow hubbers, once again for your kind and inspiring words, as I said many times before...the 'scattered images in my mind' are just that...few visual thoughts that I just can not out of my mind, I don't have answers and for sure I am not the bright one, it is all of you, who use my 'creative hubs' to look for and find out your own answers:) Thank you...B


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Kasman 3 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

I really enjoyed your article. There are many beliefs out there about creation and while I might believe very specifically one certain way about it, it's always intriguing to see the thoughts and hopes of others. It was a very beautiful environment that I just came from when I was living in New Zealand. I saw the glory of someone greater than me who I believe created it. I wish I could have spent more time in Australia........ I stayed there long enough to pick up a boomerang and fly back to the States. Keep writing your thought provoking articles and I will keep reading them. God bless you.


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

Thank you, Kasman for your kind words and it seems you are a fellow Kiwi, now ,as we call our neighbours here, in Australia. Have many friends from New Zealand so I hope I will manage to go there myself one day, it is a very magical place...I am sure my imagination would roam freely there and I would get many great ideas for my hubs:) All the best in the States, it is a magical great big chunk of a land too:) B


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sradie 3 years ago from Palm Coast FL

Great pause for thought. Questions we sometimes ask ourselves in a tempest of introspective reflection. Rare are the moments available for such indulgences it seems. The Book says in Genesis, "Let US make man in Our Image". And so God did thus. In so doing, we inherited His passion for creativity. We look at our world and see His magnificent works and are obliged to wonder. He has created so much that we shall never be lacking for curiosities upon which to heap our speculations or invest our scientific research. Even as we unveil more and more of God's creativity, we only peel back another layer of the cosmic onion. At the end of it all, no matter the depths to which we plumb His works, learning all that the human mind can comprehend about WHAT takes place in the scheme of our existence, in the end one question will remain. WHY.


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

thank you, dear sradie for stopping by and especially for your insightful and interesting input:) We never stop asking: 'WHY?'


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Winsome 3 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

Very interesting conversation--plastic minds and God particles. In the end it may not be a particle at all but music. You may have been listening to the secret of creation. After all it says God spoke the worlds into existence, could be He was singing. =: )


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

Very possibly yes...if we let ourselves to be led by our creative mind we find ourselves often on those edges of existence....don't you think?....thanks for your kind message and all the best....


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Miller2232 3 years ago from Florida

I think the reason why we care about creation is that it stimulates the mind. Great Hub written.


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

greetings to Florida and thank you, I care about creation too:)


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cygnetbrown 3 years ago from Alton, Missouri

Wisdom comes when we realize just how much we don't know and will never know. I don't however see this as a negative, but for me it is actually a positive thing. Knowledge is endless, but I am finite, therefore, I am learning to use what I am called to be a part. This makes me special and I like that.


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

Very cleverly said, my fellow hubber, it is just like that, indeed...B

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