Man Extremely Deficient in Knowledge of Life

THE HUMAN PROBLEM: Series letters to Scientists by Allama Innayatullah Khan Al-Mashriqi…. (Topics series)

Again Man has mot been materially successful so far in the matter of his Knowledge of Life, nor has been able even to reduce his observation on life to “formulae” and “equation”. On the other hand, Life is known to have developed from mere motion to progressive consciousness, progressive will and progressive intelligence and Man has not been able even to account for these or measures them just as he accounts for or measures, length, weight, density, temperature, velocity and other qualities or incidences of lifeless matter. He has not been able even to “mix” different types of life (by grafting or otherwise) to produces something else just as he mixes hydrogen and oxygen to produce the water. He has not tackled the problem: what the “density” or “intensity” of life produces a particular kind of intelligence and how ‘much’ intelligence required to produce, for the instance, omniscience or omnipotence. Thus there are practically no units of measurement and calculation invented by Man in the case of living matter. On the other hand Nature must possess these units and infinitely more than that for the purpose of carrying on its own design to perfection.

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