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Quantum leap coming soon
Each one of us, along with all other “things” throughout the Multiverse, share the same essence; we are all the “potential in synergy realized”. We are all organized systems of phenomenal happenings emerging from the leverage-multiplying, synergy-yielding interactivity of our component subsystems. In religious language, we are all “Children of God”, designed to be instruments and beneficiaries of the Kingdom of God coming to be “…on earth as it is in heaven”.
This leverage-multiplying, synergy-yielding activity is occurring every where and every-when, including within us and all of our current political, social, and economic systems, all of it without our management or supervision. The great temptation for us is to think that we are personally in charge of the process locally, by applying “body-English” and “mental-English” on what is and will continue happening in spite of us. Our responsibility, however, is simply to recognize the process, and then align with it, thereby becoming effective participants in what scientists call, “the emergent property in systems”, and religions call, “the eternal, transforming work of God”.
A transformation known as the “Great Oxidation Event” occurred when the atmosphere gained oxygen, an element crucial for nearly all animal life, including humans. Research has suggested that small amounts of the gas appeared in the oceans and possibly the atmosphere around 2.5 billion years ago. The first transition from simple, single-celled organisms to cooperating groups of cells is believed to have occurred a little over 2 billion years ago. This multi-cellular arrangement was a major step toward more complex organisms, like us, who possess different types of cells with specialized functions.
Early single-celled life may have transformed into multi-cellular forms to make the most of immediately available resources. A lab study suggests that when brewer’s yeast cells clump together they can take in food more efficiently — clumps of yeast cells had an advantage over isolated yeast cells. This was because cells in clumps captured food produced by their neighbors, which would otherwise have gone to waste. Scientists think this scenario could help explain the evolution of multi-cellular life.
Life did exist at the point when oxygen was rare, but it was simple; single cells had yet to come together and begin cooperating as multi-cellular life forms. Scientists believe microbes called cyanobacteria living in the ocean triggered the quantum leap forward when they began to photosynthesize, producing the by-product of oxygen. Microbes, in search of solutions to their pressing problems, reached beyond their individual boundaries, and beyond their immediate surroundings, thereby triggering a major transformation and the emergence of an unpredicted new system.
We, like our microbial ancestors, have the opportunity to reach “beyond”, and in so doing trigger a new phase transition into an entirely new, unanticipated system. “Ah, but a man’s reach must exceed his grasp, or what’s a heaven for?” (Robert Browning)
There is one process of emergence occurring, timelessly, and in every system, a process that can be observed from four different angles. When observed from one angle it looks like things can, and are being preserved in stable-sameness; from another it looks like the parts are being restlessly shuffled and incrementally reorganized; from a third it looks like all is being disrupted and falling apart; and from another it is clear that new resources from “beyond” are being tapped, triggering quantum leaps forward that thrust everything into unknown and uncharted territory.
The evidence seems to point to the possibility of an immanent quantum leap forward on our planet.
Robert P. Merkle, Koloa
Early evening the other day my wife and I took a drive to Kapa‘a from ‘Ele‘ele to go shop at Foodland. On the way on both highways (Kaumuali‘i and Kuhio) I noticed during the lighted time of the evening everytime we approached the truck/slow traffic lanes there were these small dingy little white signs on approximately seven-foot poles that suggested that the trucks/slow vehicles use the lane.
On the way home during dark the signs were no longer visible. Maybe these areas should be lighted up through the whole length of the lanes.
Also, because the sign is so small and dingy drivers just don’t notice it they do not follow the suggestion the signs posted. Maybe like some lanes around O‘ahu and the Mainland, it should be painted on the road in the lanes, “slower traffic” (in very large white letters).
With the suggestions mentioned above (lighted up and painted), this may help slow drivers to know their place on the highways when in areas of truck/slow traffic lanes are available.
Keep the traffic flowing at recommended speeds by keeping slow vehicles in the slow lanes.
Howard Tolbe, ‘Ele‘ele
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