The science of complexity theory is in its infancy. It deals with nature’s incessant behavior and drive towards creating complicated and organized systems. Nature—whether you believe it drives itself towards this trajectory or is driven by a Divine Creator—has nevertheless produced elements that endeavor to combine into coherent structures, like galaxies and the human body, including the human brain.
So both atheists and the faithful must at least agree that the universe is profoundly fine-tuned to allow for such possibilities. Therefore, we need to explore whether the fundamental principle behind this finely tuned orchestration is from chance or intentional design.
When we examine the operations and functions within the human anatomical design we observe a marvelous harmony, cooperation and unanimity of functions. One cell, tissue and organ supports the others. Nothing singular comes into existence within new, more complicated systems that does not promote the whole in some exalted and novel way.
Scientists know that the universe is unified. Time and evolution has made it more so—through the exalted ecological relationships between the various organisms and their environment. What seems missing in the science vs. God debate is that religion is a logical extension of nature’s drive to self-organize.
Allow me to explain.
In spite of doctrinal differences, at the heart of all religions is LOVE (whether or not they succeed or fail to manifest this noble principle). When people adopt the spiritual principle of mutual love into their hearts and minds, the human spirit self-organizes the ideas in a person’s memory into a belief system or worldview. In other words, the human mind, like physical structure, can also be organized into greater complexity (with tangible results). It is self-evident that the level of a person’s reasoning powers and understanding comes from how well he or she can organize the thoughts of their minds into some coherent order. This higher order structure of the human mind represents one’s spiritual bio-complexity, which allows humans to survive physical death.
And guess what else? When the human race adopts the principle of mutual love into their hearts and minds, people self-organize into beneficial societies and supportive relationships with real ecological and lifestyle improvements. This is the top-down result of humans adopting God’s true tenets into their psyche (spiritual reality) and worldly pursuits.
It is in a Creator God’s best interests that unity in the universe continues its trajectory within the hearts and minds of the human race—who enjoy the highest expression of complexity in the universe.
So theology fits like a glove into the scientific framework of complexity theory!