Re: unilinial evolution

Ruby Rohrlich (rohrlich@GWIS2.CIRC.GWU.EDU)
Thu, 13 Apr 1995 22:07:49 -0400

Absolutely. In order to have a god-level, you've got to have the pre-god
level, the human level, to create the god level. Ruby Rohrlich

On Thu, 13 Apr 1995, Marsha Quinlan wrote:

> Dave Rindos stated that prior to adaptationist thinking,
> unilineal evolution was the dominant Western theory. I know that
> during the Enlightenment, the prominent philosophy was that of
> the "great chain of being" which started with insects --> fish -->
> reptiles --> birds --> lowly rodents --> greater mammals --> various
> unilineal stages of man --> angels --> God. In fact, versions of this
> had certainly been dominant in European theory throughout history,
> and probably pre-history. Does anyone know of a world religion that
> doesn't hierarchically put humans (or ranks of humans) just before
> the god level of being? It seems to me this type of thinking must be
> modal for humans.
> Marsha