The ceramic world image ran into problems.
Turned into the fully automatic model,
It’s based on the idea of natural laws.
It was believed severely that God is the cause
Of all things, and that it’s heresy to coddle
A notion not religious from which evil stems.
Like the rails on which trains run, the laws of God are
The rails on which natural phenomena
Have their motion and worthiness in honor to
Their creator. Scientists accepted this view
Until the eighteenth century when someone saw
A new way to approach the question so bizarre.
What if there’s no potter out there molding the clay?
Would scientists then still be able to predict
By studying past behaviors and describing
Carefully all the events that are occurring
In experimentation? Need we be so strict
With our fact finding? It need not lead us astray.
So they kept the law and dropped the hypothesis.
The law of prediction is regularity.
Whether there’s a lawmaker or not, the process
Of prediction remains unchanged as we progress
On a path made impetuous to some degree.
Benefits in our chaos we cannot dismiss.