Monday, August 12, 2013

The chemistry of nature

As we look at whole picture we find an intrinsic interconnectedness between the material (science) and the non material super-natural world. I am not thinking of superstition or about a"magical" world. I am thinking about the "things" that we can't measure, at least until now. Things like "love", "empathy", "respect", "depression", etc. In her book Molecules of Emotions Dr. Pert explains how there is an intimate relationship between the biochemistry of the human being and the emotional status of that person. Along the same lines Dr. Hoffmann (1981 Nobel Prize in Chemistry) writes in his book "The Same and Not the Same" about the interconnectedness of discovery and human needs, with curiosity as the medium through which one is motivated. Thus asking questions becomes the driving engine.