I am therefore always thrilled when a little more light is shed into the deepest of life’s mysteries, where science tries to make sense of how human life appeared and, even more mysteriously, why it appeared in the form it has done. So here is a further offering to my curiosity from the Guardian a few days ago with the headline: “Perhaps we are alone in the universe after all”. The article describes a paper written by three
This has prompted me to look up some other quotations I had collected over the years on much the same subject. Some are by Martin Rees, the Astronomer Royal, in which he says, in lovely poetic language:
“I think it’s only life which gives the universe any meaning.”
“I once heard a scientist remark that perhaps the principal function of mankind was to bear witness to the universe, to be here precisely to see in the night sky the light of long dead stars, and in so doing to give completion and meaning.”
All these are profound thoughts for us all to ponder on. But I don’t think we can understand the potential power of what we do as we harness the energies of the elements through our needles to help our patients if we ignore the deeper implications of our practice.