Given the limitations that their senses have in their
ability to capture things, human beings have always looked upon the various
things around them as no more than mere inanimate objects, which further
implies that to them these are just things to which they could do whatever
they like. Is it not to be admitted that the
atoms of these objects have their respective electrons, which keep cycling
their nuclei at a speed of light? Doesn’t it occur in their minds that these
objects too have power and continuous movements within them? Are we to deny
the fact that the molecules of these objects are so strongly attached to
each other that it requires tremendous energy to separate them?
Since the evolutionists dare say that all living
creatures, including human beings, developed evolutionarily, they should
also have the courage to admit that the feelings and wills
that exist in human beings must have originated from what nature has in it.
Although all of them agree that all matters that are to be found in our body
obviously originate from those elements that exist in nature,
yet many seem to think of human feelings and wills as
something that assumes a separate status.
Let’s take a quick look at these things that we call
feelings and wills. What is meant by feelings here are all those feelings
that the body has by its contact with the outside world and that are
captured by the five senses, including all the feelings of the cells in the
body. From there, by means of our nerves, all those feelings and wills that
the five senses and the body cells acquire are then transmitted to the
brain. Imagine how great the number of feelings and wills is that reach the
brain, which further combines with a variety of impressions already
stored in it such that a collective will, i.e. the human will, is
established. The brain acts as if it is a collective move adjustment centre
wherefrom all human movements are generated. The brain
can thus be looked upon as the receiver of the various vectors of feelings
and wills from the different directions with which it eventually produces a
resultant (the single vector that is the sum of a given set of vectors). It
is this resultant which later serves as the course to be taken by our wills.
The view that cells have feelings and wills, as mentioned
above, is apparently acceptable. Is it not a fact that when the cells feel
pain, we will too feel the same? A cell, as we all know, is made up of
molecules, which in turn are made up of a variety of atoms. In each of these
atoms, the parts such as the neutron, electrons, protons, etc. influence
each other, and each feels the presence of the other, and desires to
influence the other. Thus, it can be said that an atom is a combination of
the feelings and wills of its parts, which gives us reason to
say that the cell is a combination of the feelings and wills of its
molecules, and which further implies that the feelings and wills of a man
originates from the feelings and wills of his cells.
It is indeed understandable that we humans find it
difficult to accept the use of such terms as feelings and wills to things
which in our layman’s eyes are just inanimate objects. But doesn’t it occur
in our minds that those objects that look motionless have within
movements that are continuous and as fast as light? Is it not true that
electrons too revolve around their nucleus at such a speed?
Let’ consider something else.
If we hold a magnet and pass it over a piece of iron, we
feel our hands being pulled downward; the instant the magnet passes over the
iron, it feels the presence of the iron and wants to adhere to
it, or has the will to adhere to it.
When a rubber
ball is thrown to the floor, it will bounce up. The explanation: When the
ball touches the floor it changes its form, especially on that part that hit
the floor. The initially convex surface of the ball flattens. And while the
ball has the will to turn into its original form, the flattened
surface is blocked by the floor; so in the process of getting back to its
original form, the ball pushes the floor so that it bounces up and reassumes
its original form. The explanation here seems to give us the impression that
will comes from feeling. In reality these two are inseparable; however,
since motion is often considered the manifestation of will, feeling is
normally considered the source of will. But such is not the case. Feeling
and will are always present simultaneously. A piece of magnet shows both
feeling and will at the same time. These two do not come in sequence. Only
because of language constraints do we separate the presence of feeling
It can, therefore, be said that the atoms of an object
seem to “communicate” their feelings with each other. For example, when we
hit a piece of iron at one of its ends, the impact is felt at the other end.
Let us discuss something else briefly. If we hit a marble
against another marble of approximately the same weight together, each of
them will bounce back because they feel each other’s presence.
To be able to feel the presence of the other, each of
them should be able to feel its own existence.
If it could not feel its own existence, how could it feel the
presence of the other?
Thus, every object must have the feeling of existence.
Here, it is obvious that objects not only feel the existence of
others but they also feel their own presence.
We human beings, too, will certainly find it easier to
understand the reason why we have been able to “feel our own existence”, if
we are willing to accept the assumptions elaborated above. One may or may
not agree about the above-mentioned views, but considering how close the
relationship between man and his environment is, we may one day, like it or
not, have to deal with the subject.
By: Reinarto Hadipriono