Stop sleepwalking into the future By Gunther Ostermann

By Gunther Ostermann
Dandelion Salad
Kelowna, BC. Canada
previously published as a letter/op-ed 1.29.09
Slightly revised edition: January 27, 2010

Recently, the prominent scientist Stephen Hawking warned humanity that “We’re acting with reckless indifference to our future on planet earth. It will be difficult to avoid disaster in the next hundred years, let alone the next thousand or million.”  Some time earlier he said that the “Doomsday Clock advanced to 5 minutes to midnight.” David Suzuki echoes the same words “we’re sleepwalking into the future.”

Why is humanity hell-bent on destroying the world? Hawking admonishes us that “If we are the only intelligent beings in the galaxy we should make sure to survive and continue.” Otherwise who will be left to discover what gravity is, and if the Eleven Dimensional String Theory is true? Etc, He admits he doesn’t know how life on earth first appeared. Yet Hawking states that “the universe has no creator,” but then again he says “the universe created itself spontaneously out of nothing.” Wow!

Is the belief in a God any less fantastic? Not the mean and jealous creature in ‘sacred literature’, who was invented by our naive and superstitious ancestors, who didn’t know any better, but a Creative Intelligence; way beyond human comprehension, which we can appreciate, but may never understand in our ‘material’ life on earth.

Is it too much of a conjecture to presume that the Big Bang was designed by a Creator-God, just like any seed, with the Anthropic Principle and the process of Crea-volution, to produce, in time, exactly what exists today?

I’ve never heard any scientist ask or explain just one of millions of fantastic phenomenon’s: Where is the battery, or dynamo, or the source, that makes the electron orbit the nucleus with some hundred-million-billion circuits every second and makes matter real to us Time-Space-Creatures, without which nothing would exist?

Max Plank, Nobel Price winning father of the Quantum Theory said this: ”There is no matter as such. All matter exists by virtue of force. We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent mind.”

I’m astonished that a brilliant man like Hawking, who wrestles with complex scientific-mathematical problems all his life, can say, “the universe has no creator.”

The same kind of thinking is promoted by Richard Dawkins, who wrote ‘The GOD Delusion’. He may have exposed some credulous beliefs but has thrown out ‘the baby with the bathwater.’

I heartily embrace the humble and honest admission by late physicist John Wheeler that, “we do not know the first thing about the universe, about ourselves, and about our place in the universe.”

Fundamental religions, in cahoots with politicians and the money-manipulators, have ruled humanity virtually forever, resulting now in increased atheism, apathy, worldwide chaos and destruction.

Unless people wake up and re-claim their fundamental birthright, nothing will ever change in the world, and could result in our demise.

Our Planet needs for its health and survival, six billion privileged, educated, understanding and caring inhabitants.

Instead of getting distressed over a puck or ball from thousands of miles away, we should learn to care for each other, and the planet, the source of life, the big ball we’re living on.


Peak Everything By Gunther Ostermann