Despite the title, this is not a scientific post. It is metascientific, meaning its sort of like metaphysics, but not really. Metascience is when you talk about scientific stuff, but not really in a scientific way.
There are four forces in our universe. They are gravity, electromagnetism, the strong force and the weak force. Physicists have managed to tie electromagnetism in with the strong and weak forces, but gravity can’t quite fit. Also, or maybe because of this (physics is not my bag, so I’m guessing here), gravity and quantum theory don’t go together. So all of this leads to the search for a single law or theory that will cover everything, electromagnetism, quantum theory and gravity. Such a theory is called a Grand Unified Theory (GUT), and there isn’t one yet. Some people think M theory, which could be related to string theory, might do it, but I have no real idea what either of those are, and apparently they can’t be tested at the moment anyway, so let’s just say the search is still on.
I have the answer. And now we can kiss any pretense of science goodbye, for what follows (while not totally original – I think I read something like this some time ago from some other fruitcake) is clearly way out there.
Here is my GUT feeling:
Yes, the Grand Unified Theory of Everything is love. Love is what gravity is all about. The attraction between two bodies. Love keeps the moon circling the Earth, and keeps the Earth enthralled by the Sun. We call it gravity, but it’s love. The stone or apple flies to its beloved ground thanks to the enormous pull of love for all things from all other things.
But love is weak in inanimate objects like stars and planets. So let’s look toward the atom. The protons and electrons are governed by completely different forces, but what do those forces do? They attract, they repel, again we see the effect of the single unified force of love. And magnetism? Well, clearly, a force of attractive (or its opposite) love.
Moving on to biology, the GUT of love is everywhere. DNA operates by “base pairing.” That is the technical term. “Pairing”. Adenine loves Thymine and Cytosine loves Guanine, but guess what, sometimes Thymine will cheat and hang out with Guanine, and you know what happens then? Mutation!!!.
So how do the bases in DNA pair up? They form bonds (in this case they are called hydrogen bonds), but of course, there are bonds everywhere in chemistry and biochemistry. Enzymes work by bonding with substrates, acting on them and then letting them go. Everything interacts with everything else in biology – cells, hormones, nutrients, receptors… In fact, the science of chemistry is basically all about bonds forming and breaking – it’s all a giant soap opera.
Love explains gravity, electromagnetism, enzyme kinetics, DNA replication and coding, chemical bond formation, multicellular organisms, ecology, and, of course, human behavior. So when Christ preached his message of love, he was teaching us the fundamental natural law of the universe. Objects tend to interact with each other. In all different ways. But they all interact. The absolute value of the force of attraction between any 2 independent discrete objects is greater than or less than 0. The degree of attraction could be negative, leading to repulsion. But there is always interaction between any two objects. This law does not follow from anything else. It underlies gravity, quantum theory, chemistry and biology and psychology. It is the original law of the universe, and it is God’s law. God, himself told us this law in so many words. And all of science proclaims its truth.