Sta Hungry Stay Foolish

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

A blog by Leon Oudejans

Humans are creating chaos and order. Order wins.

Humans are creating chaos (eg, pollution, wars) and order (eg, infrastructure, legal system). Nevertheless, our ordering appears to be the winning default. Both chaos and order may result from human beliefs (eg, the 7 Belief systems2015 original and 2019 update). Human beliefs result from our consciousness.

My blog’s title is a thought that entered my mind while walking on a road (ie, order) through the local forest (ie, chaos). I just noticed a similar thought on Quora. Before that thought, I had a question in my mind: how would our world look like without humans? Probably, that world would equal entropy.

Entropy is a scientific concept as well as a measurable physical property that is most commonly associated with a state of disorder, randomness, or uncertainty.” Wikipedia

The entire Universe appears to follow some kind of ordering (eg, blueprint), despite black holes occasionally swallowing stars and planets (eg, Science-2020, Space-2013, Space-2022). That ordering appears to be happening without the involvement of (advanced) lifeforms.

Why is order the default? Let me present two separate views:

“Chaos is the default setting. Chasing order is what keeps the chaos in control, till it doesn’t.” Tweet by Kunal Shah

“For God is not a God of disorder but of peace []”. 1 Corinthians 14-33

Frankly, I’ve no clue what or who would be “chasing” order in the first view. The second view matches my worldview. Please consider Allah, Brahman, Yahweh or another deity following your worldview.

Is it possible to consider a universal blueprint (eg, order) without divine involvement? If so, how?

Possibly, chaos and/or entropy would require too much energy to be sustainable. Any equilibrium would require a minimum of energy. Perhaps, physics may (also) provide an explanation for order to be the default in life, nature and the Universe. An energy efficient Universe would, however, pose new, similar, questions.

Does the above result in the inevitable conclusion that there must be a higher power?

If so, is that inevitable conclusion the reason why scientists never found a civilization without religion?

Higher Love (1986) by Steve Winwood
artist, lyrics, video, Wiki-1, Wiki-2

Think about it, there must be higher love
Down in the heart or hidden in the stars above
Without it, life is wasted time
Look inside your heart, I’ll look inside mine

Note: all markings (bold, italic, underlining) by LO unless stated otherwise.


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