Creation Is Not Random

by Peter Rose 8 months ago in humanity

Existence; is it an accident?

Creation Is Not Random

Creation is not random.

Creativity does not occur randomly and so creation itself can not be an accident of chemistry.

Consider the great human creative artists: Picasso, da Vinci, Michelangelo, WB Yeats, Shakespeare, even modern writers like Tolkien, Pratchett, Rowling; the great composers, Mahler, Beethoven, Haydn; modern creative musicians from McCartney to Sheeran; the great science thinkers, Einstein, Faraday or the engineers, Watt, Brunel. Each one created many things through a combination of skill, knowledge, experience, hard work and intuition.

If creativity were random then it would not fall in “clumps” with individuals; it would be a case of a larger number of individuals, each having one creative moment, one creative idea. It also seems to be the case that periods of human history, are more creative than others. Progress and creativity occurs in geographic areas where inventiveness and artistry congregate. This congregation could be the result of homogeneous attraction and the burst of inventive progress may be due to shared thought form clouds but it still shows it is not random. It is not an accident. If human creativity is not an accident, then claims that creation itself, the universe and all in it are just the result of random accidents get less validity. It obviously does not reveal who or what created creation, but it does indicate it is not a random accident.

It is usually accepted that advances in engineering science are made during times of armed conflict. Not good moral reasons for advancement but a fact of history. The imperative that drives creative engineering does not change the fact that it does not occur at random, or by accident. From the time the first humans developed agriculture and replaced their previous hunter-gathering nomadic lifestyles, they have made advances, that is they were creative, in the production of food. This is not accidental, if it were then humans would have only survived in a very limited geographic area.

Looking to the future, some reports claim the world population will decline over the next 50 to 100 years. Is it an accident that this coincides with the depletion of resources? Certainly there has not been a determined political or social effort to stop the world population increasing, despite knowing of the problems this causes. So is the solution of having a reducing world population to depletion of resources accidental? Creativity, viewed from a perspective of human history, suggests a progression. While some may consider that some technical changes are not always advances, in general human development, or at least the human ability to control and influence the environment it exists in, it has been one of general improvement. From the discovery of how to use fire, to the invention of the wheel, though development of language and mathematics, humans have advanced by building the next discovery on the absorption of previous creative thinking. This is not random or accidental. What the next creative development will be is probably only known to a few advanced thinkers.

Creativity can take many forms, from the simple seeming, such as cooking a good meal out of a few ingredients; to advances in space travel. From growing a great crop of tomatoes to designing a particle accelerator. They are all creative but they do not come about by accident. Randomness is defined as lacking in any definite plan or prearranged order, being haphazard; clearly creativity does not occur haphazardly among humans. Creativity in humans has a level of structure and order, since it needs effort, conscious effort, to bring it to fruition. So creativity is not random and it follows that creation itself can not be lacking prearranged order. What that order is, or what purpose there is to its arrangement, is a much bigger question. Getting to the point where these questions can be asked is a first step.

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