Lawrencium is a chemical element classified as an inner transition metal. Although it is radioactive and produced synthetically, scientists have been investigating it diligently. Several of its properties have been discovered but practical applications have yet to be found.
From a Unification perspective, several points can be made:
- Human efforts to investigate lawrencium and find useful applications are manifestations of our higher intelligence, ingenuity, and creativity—attributes that are linked to our invisible, spiritual dimension. These attributes are endowed by our Creator and are reflective of our Creator's intelligence, ingenuity, and creativity.
- Our internal drive to learn about lawrencium and its potential applications is a natural, God-given drive. In fact, scientific interest in learning about the element will continue, regardless of whether it is useful in practical life. This type of interest sets us apart from other living creatures, indicating that the desires of the human species transcend the basic desires for day-to-day survival. In addition, this inner drive contributes toward our ability to fulfill God's "Third Great Blessing" to humanity—that of harmonizing with the creation and establishing a dominion (stewardship) of true love over it.
- Human value is much greater than that of lawrencium or any other material. Thus we need to value other people more than we value lawrencium or other material things. By fulfilling our potential to express God's love and way of life, we can be greater treasures than any material thing. As we grow in our ability to bring God's love to others, we can create the climate in which others can experience and express God's love as well. In this manner, we can create an environment of peace and happiness in our world.