What do we mean when we talk about science in the sense of history? How does it shape our view of the present in reflection of our world’s development and self-development?
Every form of progress, new ideas, discoveries, and bounty in life is anchored in a source of scientific disciplines, trackback phenomena, and Creation far back to its seeds.
Look at what built our world as humans, mathematics, art, music, astronomy, literature, spirituality, biology – all of these richly explored domains are an expression of those seeds’ growth, planted in the Classical period of biblical kings.
It is not by chance that King Solomon is considered an icon of universal scientific growth. Being the sage that he was, a man of philosophy, Solomon was a Philein Sophia, “lover of wisdom”, as per the linguistic meaning of the old Greek word. True philosopher stands at the highest levels of wisdom, as they appreciate the wonder of the natural world and everything in it. So did Solomon, a man who learned the language of animals and plants, who knew how to speak to people of all kinds and origins, as he used the tools of communication, both physically and metaphysically as means to acquire more and more knowledge.
“And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding beyond measure, and breadth of mind like the sand on the seashore…He also spoke 3,000 proverbs, and his songs were 1,005. He spoke of trees…beasts, and of birds, and of reptiles, and of fish. 34 And people of all nations came to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and from all the kings of the earth, who had heard of his wisdom.” 1 Kings 4:29-34
Solomon, as a persona, symbolizes above all what science does – the ultimate pursuit of knowledge. The recognition and respect of all things created under God, and the duty we have been an integral part of his creation to strive and seek the knowledge of the universe, of humanity, of nature in all its increments. To everything there is a part in the wheel of life, everything is chained to parallel elements even if it seems to contradict, as we witness time and time again the systematic harmony that constructs all life forms that thrive on this planet.
Every part, every aspect has its own unique resonance that is spread onto the next, just like a microcosm of the human brain that propagates progress and movement. Our bodily skills, our ability to process information, the way that music is created through mathematics and the sounds that continue to resonate in our mind, the way our neurons perceive rhythm through our wondrous tool that is our ears. Such patterns live in us the same way they live in trees and astronomical bodies explored by quadrium studies miles up to space. It is truly an astonishing web of frequencies that networks on and on, a plan of Creation that binds it all together, lying everywhere for us to discover by accumulating more knowledge that expands our minds, our skills, our experience of life.
In that sense, Solomon was first and foremost – a scientist. Engaging himself in various operations and practices. A man who was a pioneer statesman who mastered social science, economy, government policy, risk evaluation, and international trade. He was an endorser of technology, a leader, a man of ponder and faith who desired to investigate how the world’s wheels are turning.
With this in mind, a scientist’s work really comes down to digging deep into subjects that interest them and using the findings to serve them and the community around them. Think of the possibilities that are unveiled in front of you when you put your mind and heart to it, along with a keen practice of hands. knowledge is infinite, and by educating ourselves we give ourselves longevity of a full life, contributing to our own experience on this planet while unfolding it with others who enrich our potentially limitless journey.
It is surely a worthy aspiration, to take whatever inspires us and apply it in our everyday.