Some of us are Seekers who ask “How? We are called Scientists. Some of us are Seekers who ask “Why?” We are called Believers. Some of us are both.
The boy and the old man sat in the shade of their favorite Neem tree during the oppressive heat of the afternoon. “Uncle, why did the Creator make mosquitoes that swarm around our heads and spread fevers?” asked the boy.
“I will have to think a while about that question son - it is a hard one,” replied Uncle with the gray beard. “I think it might have to do with the harmony in Creation.”
“What on Earth is that?” exclaimed the boy in consternation.
"Well," said the uncle, "The Harmony is maybe something like what scientists call the process of creation and evolution. A good explanation might also be something like cosmic ecology," he continued.
“I think perhaps the Harmony in Creation is part of its Beauty, and thus fundamental. So the dangerous mosquito is also unavoidable, because it is part of the harmony in the Creator’s plan.”
“But how can we get rid of these awful mosquitoes?” the boy persisted. “Can’t I just spray our house with that red can of insecticide? Aren’t the mosquitoes evil?”
His Uncle mused, “I think that to finally overcome the mosquito and her fevers, we should do things that are also in harmony with Creation, but not to poison Creation with toxic chemicals, for they will harm us too. And yes, there are evil things in Creation, like murderers and dictators, but I think the mosquito is not evil, just natural.”
Bill, wondering about it all