Wednesday, May 16, 2007

God's Hobby

After the world was made, after everything was created & mutated & whatever, what did god engage herself into? Does God even get bored by creating worlds, what is God’s hobby?

It’s essential to think that God has humanlike abilities, or else why would she give us the gift of rational thinking, why would she bless us with a brain that can actually bear the capacity to question her existence? It’s funny when we notice that God, by creating humans, has moved one step closer to disproving herself.

We have seen how nature has the capacity to balance itself over time. If a population of some species is on the rise, there is always someone on the top of the food chain that curbs the erratic growth, thus maintaining a sustainable balance. When humans started to think in terms of survival through adaptation, unlike other animals using artificial means to protect themselves, like medicines, weapons & so on, there must have been a slight expression of disgust on God’s face. Obviously she must have figured out the after-effects of such a development. I think God has a huge game board which has different worlds plotted on it so that she can play, create & destroy stuff in the universe with it. It’s really sad to believe that after everything has been made & done, what would God indulge herself into?

There is a theory though. Humans have outgrown any known mammals till now. Humans have this unique capacity to multiply & sustain under the harshest of the conditions. Take Eskimos for instance, living in inhuman conditions but still having a sizable population. Even if a huge chunk of us gets wiped out, by calamities like the Tsunami, or huge quakes or storms, we humans still find a way to survive, thrive & flourish out of nothing. We have noticed that several species of animals have gone extinct due to human intervention into their habitats, but humans have remained on the top of the food chain for a very very long time. Does this mean that The Human Species is indestructible?

Well not quite. There is someone on the top of the food chain, which is definitely not a human. It’s the Virus. From innocuous bacteria to kings of the animal kingdom, us, there is a virus available for everyone. Some viruses reside in different species & affect some other species altogether. It’s an elaborate mechanism, but what is it here for? Is this one of God’s hobbies?

I suppose God got really worked up about this whole human thingy and tried to formulate some way to bring the human population under control, but instead it bloated beyond her wildest dreams. So she might have created the virus, to be a brutal cure for mankind. Her hobby is to design viruses. Lethal viruses & set them free in the most remote corners of the earth, where man might eventually reach to grab a peace of that land. It’s a very elaborate scheme since it has the capacity to work to its fullest extent. Viruses have been found one by one, as mysterious diseases started to kill people across the globe on a large scale. When people or animals explored remote parts on this planet, the viruses got aboard through various contact points. They were specifically designed to jump species so that they can live in one host & jump from it to another host to do the job. It’s sort of like a well trained soldier set on a mission to destroy renegade species who don’t respect the order of existence & proportion.

To make it look less obvious, God chose other organisms as well, not in our species, so as to show that viruses don’t just affect humans, but also other species. Thereby cleverly evading any changes in belief mechanisms. The thought that viruses are created by the same god that created mankind & this whole planet, isn’t easy for believers. They can’t imagine that the hand that created the human mind has also created the Ebola virus. Whereas people like me want to believe that this is circumstantial & a perfectly natural thing to happen. Although the nature of a virus makes everyone skeptical about life itself. Richard Preston’s Hot Zone says, "Once the cells in a biological machine stop working, it can never be started again. It goes into a cascade of decay, falling toward disorder and randomness. Except in case of viruses, they can turn off and go dead. Then, if they come in contact of a living system, they switch on and multiply."

Same God, same code of living, same rules of nature, different organisms, then why these contradictory set of rules? I think its God’s way of reminding us, humans, about our own code of existence. My favorite agent, Agent Smith from The Matrix confesses to Morpheus, which goes something like, "I'd like to share a revelation that I've had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species and I realized that you're not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment but you humans do not. You move to an area and you multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed and the only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet. You're a plague and we are the cure."

Now that’s what I call being subtle.

1 comment:

Kenneth said...

Nice theory...pretty inventive...