The Mystery of Creation, Destruction,
and Natural Calamities:
an exposition in light of science and the Qur’an
By S.M. Zakir Hussain (Bangladesh)
(Author’s e-mail: email@example.com)
Table of Contents
1.3. The Philosophy of Natural Calamities in Light of Science:
Now is the age of Theory of Everything. Science has now got some reliable clues to the mystery of the beginning and the end of the physical universe.
Now, one thing is very clear: that the origination, end, and maintenance or sustenance of the universe – all such processes are essentially interconnected. In other words, it cannot be the case that the universe originated in one process and it is being maintained in another process and it will be destroyed in still another process. What we are saying implies that everything that has happened here has determine other events that have followed or will follow.
In this connection we can make mention of the Gaia Hypothesis, which states that, roughly, the world with its atmosphere influences and is influenced by the activities of living beings in the world. In other words, the natural systems of the world responds to he stimuli created by the animals – solely by humans, of course – in the systems.
In this age of science and scientific awareness, there is virtually not a single human being who is not informed of the fact that when we do activities such as cutting down trees, dumping wastage in an unplanned, etc., we destroy our environment by hampering the ecological balance. So it is very easy for us to be wiser.