Kabir Castellanos Vega
HAVANA TIMES — When I was a child, my mother and I would talk about scientific discoveries that were increasingly revealing. This made us affirm one thing: Science would prove that God exists.
This hypothesis was somewhat funny, but recently I learned about it in one of those documentaries on the Discovery program, one narrated by the actor Morgan Freeman.
They presented very interesting details. For example, it’s known that an object falling to the ground goes through a phase of disintegration. But some scientists now say that, according to those same laws of physics, reintegration is also possible.
This is something that can also be applied to humans in the old dream of being transported in space, disintegrating in one place and reintegrating in another more distant location. But because of the strong attachment we have to our bodies, and the fear of the destruction of our physical lives, no one seems willing to test these theories.
Another new finding is that, according to these scientists, time isn’t unidirectional or irreversible and that it’s also natural to travel through it, like we’ve read in popular science fiction stories. It’s possible to reverse time just as much as it’s possible to regenerate damage to the body, the planet or the ozone layer.
I never accepted the extinction of faith as Marx once described, but nor do I want to deny science. I believe in God but I accept science as it is, and I dream that one day they’ll merge. Though they seem opposed, they’re closely linked.
It’s exactly like in many cases described in science where one force is equal to the other. One expresses the desire and the other (what materializes) cooperates mutually for its own development.