What is an emergence? LO20231

Winfried Dressler (winfried.dressler@voith.de)
Sat, 19 Dec 1998 16:49:07 +0100

Replying to LO20175 --

Leo Minnigh asked, using a metaphor from At de Lange:

>How could
>we be the baker, so that all the squatters become a cake in the oven of
>the city? How could we avoid the hurting of the ingredients, instead of
>breaking and matching the molecules at the right places in the right
>order, so that the mixture becomes a tasty and lighty pastry

My pessimistic answer is: I cannot be the baker. Trying to be the baker
reminds me of the little bird, lying on its back unable to fly with its
companions, which, when asked "why" answered: I have to carry the whole

My optimistic answer is: I neednot be the baker. I have still some faith
and hope left, that not all what happens must be made by humans.

Am I sure? Well, frankly speaking, not quite. But this sureness seems to
me to be worth to work for... Am I naive to try to still believe in a
creator who holds his hands over the whole of his creation? After all we
are going to celebrate the birth of his son in a few days.

Liebe Gruesse, ein gesegnetes Weihnachtsfest und ein gutes neues Jahr!

Winfried Dressler

P.S.: I am sad, that I cannot participate more regulary in the past
months. I know that its my choice, but the day has only 24 hours and I
miss the hours I used to spend with this list.


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