I’ve been thinking about this for some time. Ever noticed how Man’s creations appear simple from afar but complex the more you dig in? And this is in exact opposite contrast to Nature.
Let me elaborate. Think about Egypt’s pyramids. One of the most simplistic geometrical constructions ever, if you see it from
afar. But if you dig in, a lifetime’s not adequate. Or take Iraq. A simple invasion by a democratic superpower to liberate a nation
from a dictator. If you dig in…well, you know! Or take Mozart…or whatever…
On the other hand, take DNA. We spent decades researching this complex phenomena of evolution, only to discover it’s simple
double-helix structure in a gifted man’s dream. We spent decades, if not centuries, understanding time and space, only to
capture it’s simplicity in E=mc2.
I think Man’s creations – whether architectural, socio-political, or artistic – have a devious simplicity when observed from
afar. Whereas Nature’s creations are ingeniously simplistic, once you get to the heart of them.
For this reason, I think unraveling the mystery of the Colony Collapse Disorder, or inventing a vaccine for the seemingly
incurable AIDS, are all feats which are achievable – more easily, than say resolving the Iraq situation, or the Kashmir situation.
Ultimately, nature doesn’t act without reason – Mankind can find the light at the end of nature’s tunnel using reason as the
torchlight. But man himself doesn’t necessarily act with reason – hence gets lost in tunnels of darkness he himself created.