The Skeptik 2013;1:13-15
Kebis A, Kukan M
Slovak Medical University, emeritus, Bratislava, Slovakia
Abstract: Here we are commenting the relathionship between the development of our Universe and of society. Acumulated energy and matter prior zero-time of our Universe led to the Big-Bang (revolution), which left behind cosmic radiation. Since human life is highly dependent on physical parameters, then similar pattern can be found in the development of society. Indeed, history showed that concentration of matter by one narrow group of society led to revolutions. Old regimes were backed up by new regimes. Revolutionary explosions brought about not only progress, but also tragedies into diverse groups of society. Many tragedies in material levels left old regimes. New regimes did not free theirself of heritage of the past and performed new wrongfulnesses. This phenomenon may also be called “radiation“ factor of revolution. Consequences of both bloody and bloodless revolutions were similar on society. We firmly believe that negative impacts of revolution on society may be minimized by the following measures: First, truth should be available to each member of society. In the past, evidence about truth (e.g., Galileo Galilei, Giordano Bruno-burned at the stake by civil authorities in 16-teen century after the Roman Inquisition etc.) as well as beliefs in anything abstractive (various forms of religions) were suppressing. Although a source of truth is scientific evidence, a measure of humanism in society lies in the tolerance. Thus, truth cannot be either a tool for concentration of the power or a tool for the generation of any violence and oppression. Further, truth cannot have either a possessor or a modifier. Truth can have only an originator and is not of absolute nature. Second, human being should change its relathionship to the use of matter. Matter cannot be the aim, but it has to be a tool for increasing spiritual quality of human. The use of matter should be based on humanism, truth and on scientific knowledge. Concluding, it appears if society would transform using the above mentioned measures, then negative consequences of revolutionary “radiation“ on it may be markedly minimized.
The Skeptik (Article in Slovak), Slovak Society of Skeptics.