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Who Creates the Order?

A covalent bond is a form of chemical bonding that is characterized by the sharing of pairs of electrons between atoms. There exists stability whether the electrons attract or repel each other. Such a ‘predetermined‘ relationship when we use the analogy in trade off between life forms, can be seen in a food chain.
Green algae form the basis of Arctic food chain. The March Sun that filters through the Arctic Sea helps their growth and they form the staple diet for the Arctic carp; ring seals survive the extreme Arctic cold by feeding on these carps. Polar bears survive in turn by preying upon the seals. It is possible only because of an order that drives each life form to run on predictable lines. Such a certainty is the basis for the food chain.
This is wisdom and power that works in our material universe. Wolves and foxes found it advantageous to forage around settlements of our human ancestors and they became domesticated in course of time. There is a trade off implied .
This order is created because of material nature: each species expresses it and in that process has also acquired an ability to anticipate events.(SUTD-2.3)
Wisdom and Power we ascribe an absolute value which we may say must work through any dimension, for all life forms included. Lichens can grow over rocks because they extract nutrients from them. Fifty years after the sinking of the Titanic the wreckage has become nursery for marine organisms. If all species find in Nature means to survive and propagate after their kind it must be said the prey and the predator coexist in such manner Natures establishes an order between them. Predators on the top of the food chain would allow the lower order to coexist. For complete extinction would spell their own survival into jeopardy.
The snowy owls in the Tundra occupies the top of the food chain. They will restrict the number of chicks in the breeding season if the lemmings are not in abundance. It makes sense for the owls to be able to provide for all the chicks. Thus lemmings also have a say in the manner if the food chain is to function.
One dealer in antique told me that he haggles with his customers for the best possible price but clinches the deal after making sure a certain profit margin is left the customer. If he cannot resell the piece for profit he may never bring his custom to him. Competitive spirit takes care of both parties.
Life forms man and amoeba alike, sense the order of Nature and respond accordingly. There is a covalence in the manner they respond to Nature. At the outset I said it was predetermined. It is like a chess game. Nature is the board on which every life form makes a move having set up its goal. You give up some advantages pawns,castles and so on in order survive. According to Darwin it is Natural Selection. But there is a certain predetermined path once you have put the opening gambit behind you. Does it not tell that life creates a certain order which every player in the field accepts as in-built?
(Note: SUTD is acronym to indicate the passage is selected from my book Sufficient Unto This Day-available through http://www.lulu.com/bennymkje; info@bennythomas.nl)
Benny

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Green algae form the basis of Arctic food chain. The March sun that filters through the Arctic Sea helps their growth and they form the staple diet for the Arctic carp; ring seals survive the extreme Arctic cold by feeding on these carps. Polar bears survive in turn by preying upon the seals. It is possible only because of an order that drives each life form to run on predictable lines. Such a certainty is the basis for the food chain.

This order is created because of material nature: each species express it and in that process have also acquired an ability to anticipate events.
How these species connect to one another in terms of survival is drawn from wisdom and power, a finite aspect of Cosmic Mind.

Oneness is in all and through all: so much so every life form is of same weight with reference to it.
How we limit purpose or usefulness of other species speaks more of our ignorance than truth.
benny

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