Dear friends, have not you posed yourselves a question: how,
strictly saying, can an astronomer work in the scientific and fruitful way on
the problems of the composition of some certain stars, their matter, evolution,
chemical and physical processes, that happen there?
For, in spite of the entire gigantic technical
progress of our time, the one observing the world spaces from the earth still
is alike a boy, which looks inside a gigantic circus through a small hole. For,
opposite to a chemist or a botanic, who can subject the objects that he uses
for research to the direct analysis and experiment, an astronomer can only look
at the objects of his studies and together with that observe them not in the
form, which they have at the moment, but some objects — the closest stars —
like they were years or dozens of years before, the others, separate galaxies —
like they were millions of years before.
Nevertheless, an astronomer assuredly says that
some star contains hydrogen, another one chlorine and iron, that on some certain
stars the matter is in some certain state, while on the others — in another
state. Where does he take all these statements from? Upon what does he rely in
his conclusions? For neither him, nor anyone else can reach a star and prove
all these conclusions.
An astronomer builds all his inventions upon
chemical and physical experiments, fulfilled here, on the Earth, and the
conclusions of these experiments he bravely applies to the world spaces. If the
over-heated fumes of copper produce green rays here, on earth, then the green
rays in the farthest worlds at a distance of quintillions kilometers from us
have to testify to the presence of the over-heated rays of copper.
And what if the matter in those far away spaces of
the universe has different qualities that here, on the earth?
But no, an astronomer will never doubt the entity
of matter’s essence and its laws. He undoubtedly believes in that, and builds
all his scientific work upon it. In those small supplements, which became
available to us during the latest years, these astronomic conclusions find
their superb confirmation. In that small section of the universe, which the
Russian and American astronauts were able to visit, they did not meet any other
type of matter, or any natural laws, but only those, which we saw here, on the
What does it say about? It says about the fact
that all the scientific workers believe and upon that belief build their
scientific work; believe that the entire universe is built according to one
plan; and that the laws triumphing in the whole universe, are the same,
beginning with the smallest corner of the earth, ending with the most far
superstars and galaxies.
And this, in its turn, testifies not only to the
fact that the unique plan and laws could only be given by the Unique
Legislator, but about the fact that this is the indispensable condition of any
scientific work, and probably is revealed through astronomy in the most vivid
Such a belief in the essential unity of the
universe and its laws has been brought up in us and in all the scientists
during the thousands of years of belief in the Single God. These subconscious
layers of faith possess all the scientists, even if they announce themselves to
be atheists. Anyway, in their works they subconsciously rely upon the again
subconscious idea about the Single Creator of everything visible and invisible,
the Creator, Who had given to us the common plan and laws of the universe. This
subconscious idea was put in them by the generations of their believing
antecedents, and without this idea no scientist could be working fruitfully.
The atheists, who wanted to assign to us the
incorrect, heathen understanding of God, living in the material world above the
clouds, thought to strike a blow to our faith, having brought from space the
affirmation, that there are the same physic laws, as here, on the earth. Blind,
they do not understand that they bring to us only the new testimonies about the
main dogma of our faith, about that the Creator of heaven and earth triumphs
over the whole space of the uncountable multitude of the worlds, and that his
laws rule in this whole space.
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