THE ALPHABET OF NATURE
(1991 November – December)
Human empiricism gradually makes man sure to discover Nature and Universe lows. But throughout this evolutionary process, man continuously transgresses Nature lows by his empiricism and suffers the consequences of it: to reduce the “coercive” effects of natural lows one must know and respect them. The more knowledge and consciousness of the natural lows, the less empiricism, the more harmonization and integration of human development, both social and environmental.
Unfortunately, the “simplicity” throw which Nature “rights” her messages is in opposition with our scientific knowledge “complexity”. Nature uses a sort of alphabet, or a sort of grammar, that scientists unconsciously have jet discovered: in fact, alphabet of Nature is represented by the periodic table of chemical elements. As man puts together the letters of alphabet to write a message, as Nature puts together the atomic elements and creates her messages. Our sense organs not only perceive the messages produced by man, but above all those of Nature too. Every biological organism is a message composed of these “letters”. All the whole physical world and ourselves are written or composed of these letters.
The fundamental difference between alphabet of Nature and that we have realized consists of the fact that every letter of natural alphabet has a soul always integrated with those of another element and this type of integration produces a living message. On the contrary, the alphabet produced by man, even if makes use of “natural letters” (atoms), takes away their own naturalness and consequently violates the lows of Nature.
These brief reflections put in evidence same great truths discovered by human evolution. This makes us optimistic for future, because we know that the soul of Nature, living and throbbing into us, doesn’t surrender and will make sure the beginning of a new day in which we can take part in a worldwide harmonization.