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Evolution’s Purpose, by Steve McIntosh

Posted in Book Review with tags , , , , , , on May 18, 2013 by seguewm

Evolutions-Purpose-bookcoverBeauty, truth, and goodness. Wonderful virtues, but are they the ‘purpose’ of evolution? McIntosh challenges the conventional view of a purposeless evolution and turns it on it’s head. On the other hand, don’t expect to find him positing some external divine designer either. Rather, those who are evolving themselves give purpose to evolution.

It seems increasingly clear that the evolutionary process is progressive in nature. If this is actually true, then our philosophy of life ought to be commensurate with the reality of our observations. What would this mean for religion and government? Are there forms of spirituality and/or philosophies of governing that already reflect belief in progressive evolution?

Whether or not you agree with how he assembles his particular collage of observations, just his review of the issues makes this a worthwhile read.


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