Re: The Future of Evolution

From: Howard J. Van Till (
Date: Sat Apr 14 2001 - 09:18:06 EDT

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    Jim Stark wrote:

    "The Jesus movement requires intentional change. If we do not intentionally
    change, we will probably destroy life on this earth. The future of
    evolution is to insert intentional change into the process."

    Another way to look at it: Until recently, evolution could be characterized
    as a happening (something that took place without its participants
    self-consciously making decisions about the future course of the process).
    From here on, however, evolution will be more like a performance. The human
    race is now able to evaluate the effects of its behavior on the future
    course of the global ecosystem. This performance will either be done well
    (employing sound moral principles and appropriate science/technology) or it
    will be done poorly, perhaps even self-destructively.

    Howard Van Till

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