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Alright. Just to let you know, this took an hour of brainstorm scribbling, an hour to type up, an hour to edit, and five days to procrastinate. Then one hour to erase everything and start from scratch. Anyways:
Harrison Bergeron is my favorite short story [b]evar[/b]!!, aside from [i]For Esme with Love and Squalor[/i] (where Lemony Snicket got Esmé Squalor from), which is a bit longer [b]and[/b] beautiful.
But first of all, science is a bit more than discovering natural phenomenons. Where do you think light bulbs or cars came from? Or even simple levers, or knives? [Technology!] Of course gravity worked before Newton. Newton was just the first one to [b]describe[/b] gravity in a mathematical model which allows us to then apply it on a planetary, stellar model, of the universe. But even he didn't get it right- Einstein was the genius who *discovered* general relativity. But God plays a huge part in the laws that govern the universe. The universe, which physicists have attempted to reduced into The Four Forces (gravity, electromagnetic, strong-internuclear, and weak-radioactive), and biologists have compiled to study on the most complex level (life), is really a fragile thing. There really are no guarantees that [b]anything[/b] has to work the same way they had for the last 14 billion years; we're all taking God's word that our atoms won't suddenly fail. But everything still follows the rules: high concentration to low, positive charge attracts negative, whatever.
(I don't know if you're watched or read [i]The Elegant Universe[/i] about the string theory and how the Big Bang might be a collision of three-dimensional “branes” of stretched superstrings, which would mean that it was bound to happen, so I suggest you watch this → http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/elegant/program.html , Hour 3, 'Riddle of the Big Bang'. I find the narrator Brian Greene quite funny myself; that's the biggest reason I would goto Columbia. Still, it's a pretty nerdy show. : D)
Which takes me to the creation of life. Since life is, on the lowest level, self-replicating structures who defy the entropy of the universe, it's really not that surprising. When deconstructed into chemical components, the cell membrane are fats that arrange themselves into bilipid layers because of hydrophilic/ hydrophobic properties. DNA splits into two; the correct bases match themselves up. Proteins are made by amino acids that match to each RNA sub-unit. Of course, what results is a whole that's greater than the sum of its parts, but I don't believe life is that unique. Despite the ominous suggestions of the Drake equation (which states this → http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drake_equation #The_equation ), there are still billions of stars in the universe. Somewhere, certain chemicals will find a way to replicate its structure of atoms, not conciously yet, but because of mechanisms similar to the one that creates whirlpools when a container is emptied- we're all falling towards order.
In Jurassic Park, “Life will always find a way.” Against all odds, life will fight for its right to exist. I believe that religion was developed as a survival mechanism to allow humans to endure hardships, unite for a common defense, and practice rituals that promote sanitation (like burying the dead), promote hard work, and denounce actions that harm the community (like murder). All its teachings, at least the ones that didn't involve slavery and other controversial matters, continue to be a major influence in the general public's morality. And religion has served its purpose: humanity has survived [b]spectacularly[/b], don't you think?
Themes such as kindness, charity, and family are prevalent in all major wold religions; which is probably why they've survived- because its followers helped each other during times of trouble under the theory of altruism. Christianity isn't alone in that. However, when extremists condemn evo