I have long pondered a curious dichotomy in nature -that organic compounds have a profound ability to organize, replicate and proliferate while inorganic ones get battered – and scattered – about by entropy and all the random forces of nature. Organic organisms, however, coexist resiliently within this chaotic, inorganic world, buffeted by many of the same forces. But the organisms themselves seem to have deeper origins that defy the laws of entropy, even if only for the syncopated rhythms of their short lifespans.
Ponder this –
What do you see
In a tree,
Beak-crafted from loose findings
Woven into a protective vessel?
On first glance, you may see
A simple bird’s nest….
But I see deliberate strands
Of Conscious Weavings.
I wonder if we are
And lazy in our
That we no longer
See beyond the familiar;
To recognize and acknowledge
A more complicated reality.
A fertile abundance
Of cues and hints
A magical complex at work.
When we see this nest
We think of a bird.
When we see a person,
Many accept the accident of selective evolution.
When I see a person, however,
I infer ultra-complex sophistication –
A bio-mechanical machine, so complex and willful,
That none appreciate or understand it.
Pathways to whose origins
Have so far completely
Escaped our ability
To discern them.
If molecules naturally organize,
Why only into complex, living, functioning structures?
Why do we not see this same level of organization
Across the inanimate world as well?
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