Wayne Dyer (
Thu, 26 Sep 1996 00:07:14 GMT

Publius wrote:
> Summary:
> Keywords:
> Those of us who have been probing the workings of the
> Atheist/Darwinist mentalities have come up against a puz-
> zling quirk in their thinking process:
> If they really believe what they preach, then they should
> readily admit that as the Evolutionary Process continues, it
> is just a matter of time till Man is succeeded by a Being as
> superior to Man as Man is to the Ape. Instead, some say that

Or at least as Man is to the common ancestor of Man and Ape.
The word "superior" is the problem here.

> Evolution "was" but no longer "is" - its possibilities evidently
> exhausted. The smart ones keep quiet because they know that
> if they are true to their Belief they will be admitting that
> Evolution is an open-ended process - in infinite Time and
> Space - and in one way or another, inexorably leads to "The
> Ultimate Configuration of Life" which I have called "God" (for
> want of a better title). To say that there is a Vector or an
> Order to Evolution (ask Gould) is an Atheist/Darwinist No-No.
> PUBLIUS at <>

Simply because evolution continues (and it does, although human evolution
may be influenced by technology -- we'll have to wait a few million years
and see), that doesn't mean it's directed at anything. Darwin's
primary claim to fame is that he postulated that evolution is not a goal-
oriented process.

Evolution is indeed an open-ended process, but it's not converging on
anything. Convergence and open-endedness seem antithetical.

Wayne Dyer :: ::
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