Causality is having the belief that every action or phenomenon happens as a result of a corresponding cause. This generally means that we cannot have one thing happening on its own without something already influencing it. Causality is imbued into the human mind, it's all about psychology of common sense which generally slates that everything must happen as a result of correlation, for us to have a particular feel.
For example, for one to be sad or overjoyed, there must already be a corresponding feeling. The need to eat comes as a result of hunger, the need to survive warranted endless sophisticated inventions which has not only sustained humans but made sure they become a dominant force in the universe.
Questions & Answer
The inevitability of death, is why many have wills written in the name of their kin, the need to satisfy a curiosity is why we generally seek for knowledge or answers. Can this be proven otherwise? Truth is that I don't know. Nevertheless. The phenomenon of causality generally happens because we feel that all questions should generally have an answer, a phenomenon must have its cause.
This is why research comes into play, we're not wired to believe that things can happen on It's own, in the history of the human existence, we've become advanced in actions, articulation and thoughts. Back in the days, the early man was a gatherer, a wanderer that only existed to live but as time went on, the subsequent generations began to ask questions and this question made them discoverers.
How Common Sense Correlates
The development of man through science and technology has been because we see a problem, we begin to seek for what actually caused the problem and this is how we actually get answers. Take a look at the history of humanity, we have constantly argued about existence and what caused us to come into existence. This is why we have come up with the Big Bang Theory, that of evolution and of course the theory of creation
Our existence alone feels uncorrelated and this is why science cannot still explain some phenomenon about the human existence and the universe and this is why the unexplainable phenomenon about humanity is often replaced by divinity.. God. The theory of creation of course explains divinity, a force that's inexplicable and caused the existence of humans and the universe.
God & The Example Of Causality
Take for example, a lot of people feel that there's no God because if he was all righteous and all good like he was portrayed then he would not allow the existence of hunger, war and famine and good people wouldn't have to always suffer at the hands of bad people. When you think about it, it correlates; A lot of us were brought up thinking that good will always triumph over evil, but why should this be so and not the other way round?
The principle of causality. We have somehow believed that good should always be rewarded and evil always punished or have consequences even beyond our reckoning. This is because we have a cause to believe that being good should come with a reward and when it doesn't, it doesn't correlate, the principle of common sense is then proven flawed hence making people make God as a scapegoat.
However, no one can completely prove that everything is caused by something corresponding and this is why the human common sense is limited to a variable context. The principle of causality only helps us to fill voids. To some extent, it helps to find answers. Because we believe that causality is supreme, we have been able to find answers to so many questions and solve so many problems. The way and manner our brains are wired makes our existence that of "answer and question".
But then, we're only human with limitation to the intelligence of thoughts. This means there will always be phenomenons that we can never be able to prove their cause, either because of seeking wrongly or because common sense isn't always applicable at all times. Howbeit, causality has helped us attained clarity and correlation to an extent and hence why we should always believe that there should be answers lying somewhere when there's a question.
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