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Once Confucius called on Duke of Ai who wanted to discuss some matter with the sage. The duke being busy his chamberlain took to entertain him and while going through the album Confucius saw an autograph and exclaimed, ‘Chen Yu was here!’
The chamberlain was amazed. He wanted to know how he could guess it. The sage pointed to his hand and his literary name and said,’Nobody in the kingdom will style himself as Rotten Plum on the Golden Bough except he.’ Every person is unique. If it were not the case would gait recognition or iris scanning work? Take a tree for example. No single leaf is same as another.
What makes a leaf special or for that matter grass?
Every blade of grass has its purpose. If it had no meaning everything in this planet loses its meaning. Why must it be so? A grass works out its strategy in this world by submitting to its physical laws. If laws hold no meaning throw away the entire cosmos into some slag heap as useless. Some grass may despite absence of laws grow but it would be useless for man or cattle. Who shall risk making use of greens that are edible at one moment and inedible next moment?
We frame physical laws from our observation of the earth, physical reality of cosmos and say under such and such conditions it must be so. Take the case of a phenomenon like Aurora Borealis or Aurora Australis. It is due to the electrically charged particles traveling along the planet’s magnetic lines strike hydrogen molecules. As a result the molecules glow in the upper atmosphere. If similar conditions exist whether in Jupiter or anywhere in cosmos the same phenomenon should manifest. Would it not mean then that certain laws are in place? Laws of Nature?(selected– Sufficient unto this Day 1.5)
We are men under a system where laws are written in our very being. Thus nocturnal animals also can survive while we make the most of the daylight. Nature is for all; and wisdom and power of man and every living thing is drawn under its sovereignty.
Do we need to ask who has tagged the earth? I began with an anecdote from China and I shall end this post from another. Girls who are ready for marriage in China will attest to the fact by sewing mandarin ducks on their shoes and venerating Old Man on the Moon. Some may similarly entertain a God sitting somewhere up there spinning laws for each man. It is some thought! No wonder why some men here think he is above laws of men. Such lawless men are still under laws of Nature. For me God works with laws of Nature where wisdom and power of man when collectively taken does as effectively as though He was behind the interaction.
He is Wisdom and Power apart while we exercise wisdom and power in harmony with our nature. Laws of Nature and nature of man must trade off. No other way.
benny

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“WASHINGTON – A newly discovered type of oil-eating microbe is suddenly flourishing in the Gulf of Mexico.

Scientists discovered the new microbe while studying the underwater dispersion of millions of gallons of oil spilled into the Gulf following the explosion of BP’s Deepwater Horizon drilling rig.

And the microbe works without significantly depleting oxygen in the water, researchers led by Terry Hazen at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, Calif., reported Tuesday in the online journal Sciencexpress.

“Our findings, which provide the first data ever on microbial activity from a deepwater dispersed oil plume, suggest” a great potential for bacteria to help dispose of oil plumes in the deep-sea, Hazen said in a statement.

Environmentalists have raised concerns about the giant oil spill and the underwater plume of dispersed oil, particularly its potential effects on sea life. A report just last week described a 22-mile long underwater mist of tiny oil droplets.

“Our findings show that the influx of oil profoundly altered the microbial community by significantly stimulating deep-sea” cold temperature bacteria that are closely related to known petroleum-degrading microbes, Hazen reported.

Their findings are based on more than 200 samples collected from 17 deepwater sites between May 25 and June 2. They found that the dominant microbe in the oil plume is a new species, closely related to members of Oceanospirillales.”
With no thanks to BP here we have a new species of microbes that come to our aid. These microbial activity has been set into overdrive by an environmental disaster.
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Cause and Effect. Lebensraum of Nazi Germany is a cause and surely has its counterpart in effect. So has man’s wanton destruction of rain forests in changing the climate pattern. In the present case massive oil spill must cause microbes to fight back. This is nature’s way of containing excess demands. It works as some kind of moral force whereby what causes so much upset be it a political system or species is given its comeuppance. The Thousand year Reich will come down in 13 years or a fall in temperature bring the dinosaurs to their knees. These checks and balances are woven out of many causes that no one may control for long. Just the same what modifies the rule of the Might that relies on red in tooth and claw is a manifestation of Moral Law. God has no need to attend to the details since Nature has hearkened to the Will of God in her laws, and sees to it. God is not mocked by those who merely follow cause and effect within certain framework and not from moral standpoint.
benny

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Case of a phenomenon like Aurora Borealis or Aurora Australis is due to the electrically charged particles traveling along the planet’s magnetic lines strike hydrogen molecules. As a result the molecules glow in the upper atmosphere. If similar conditions exist whether in Jupiter or anywhere in Cosmos the same phenomenon should manifest. Would it not mean then that certain laws are in place? Laws of Nature?
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In our Milky Way we have seen images of nebulous gaseous cloud tending to form a spiral shape with arms. When cream is poured into a stirred cup of coffee shows up a striking resemblance to galaxies with outer parts of arms trailing around its centre. Is it merely a coincidence? Or does it speak of an order?
Let me draw your attention to the double spiral in a DNA. These suggest to me that material nature of the universe defines order. This order  runs throughout the Cosmos so material behaves in a certain predictable manner under the same conditions. What does this prove? Laws of Nature hold the key to Cosmos. These laws are set in everything including ourselves.
In the Scriptures we read thus: ‘A body hast thou prepared me.’Our bodies therefore are to be considered as a vehicle for such laws that uphold the Cosmos. Thus death is merely fulfilling laws concerning material nature of a form.
benny

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