Session 2 - Knowing Nature's Laws Brings Us Prosperity
In scientific research, we study Nature's laws, since knowing them brings us success. We learn how to avoid bad situations, how to advance toward good ones, and how to make fewer mistakes. Therefore, we should know the general law of Nature that includes within it all the laws of physics, chemistry, biology, zoology, botany, astronomy, and the laws affecting the human body and the human psychology.×
The more we unfold nature's law, of which we still know very little, the better it will affect us. Naturally, the tool of science helps us to make our lives better and more convenient. Historically, a man had to toil from dawn to dusk just to have food, but today, thanks to technology, chemistry, and all the developments in agriculture, one person can produce food for thousands of people. It is likewise in many areas of production—in construction, in clothing, and in any field of production. Today we have a relatively good understanding of Nature's laws.
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The better we recognize the laws of nature, so will it be better for us.
- Science is a tool that helps us to make our lives better.
- In the general law of nature, all the other laws in various fields are included: chemistry, physics, biology, etc.
Examples showing the reasons that sustainability and balance with nature are necessary.Paper for Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute - Nature Conservation + Spirituality = Sustainability
" For the first time, nature becomes purely an object for humankind, purely a matter of utility; ceases to be recognized as a power for itself; and the theoretical discovery of its autonomous laws appears merely as a ruse so as to subjugate it under human needs, whether as an object of consumption or as a means of production."from the Autodidactic Project: Karl Marx, Grundrisse, Notebook IV (1857-8)
"The picture of globalization and the needs and aspirations of the human community are clarifying now and we can get on with the task of insuring our civilization against demise. We can prove ourselves a mature species, ready to learn from our parent planet‟s four and a half billion years of experience in evolving workable living systems."http://www.sahtouris.com/pdfs/BioGlobalization.pdf
"Our egos and desires have developed to a level where we have become completely interconnected with the rest of the world. We can no longer buy a piece of land and live there depending on no one else for our survival. We cannot disconnect from the rest of the system.
Whatever happens ecologically, economically, and culturally, in one place in the world, it will affect the rest of the world. We cannot run away from our interconnection. What we can do is learn to share our resources, to support those who do not have the capability to support themselves, and to look at each person on the planet as a valuable member of our own family."Article: America's Agricultural Roots And the Global Crisis Wendell Berry's "The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture" helps explain the growing global crisis in ecology, culture, and economy.