3725RE: [steiner] Re: Designers behind evolution
- May 8, 2006Hi Mathew,The idea that the evolution of humans and animals is shaped by their will is interesting. I never considered this before - I just assumed that since we don't even understand how our bodies work and how to change them that we don't have influence over their evolution. But, we do have the ability to at least try to will changes to take place. The willing of humans and animals is maybe how humans and animals communicate to the higher beings or higher levels of our own beings who are able to change the designs of our bodies.I just hope that the willing of humans doesn't have too much influence over our evolution, because both males and females are currently willing changes to their anatomy that will have humans looking very funny if it all actually started changing - we will start looking like giraffs but with different parts super-sized.What's the difference between desiring something to change and willing the change into existence? Is it a different part of our souls that do willing instead of desiring? Do you think the beings who design bodies respond to desires expressed or only to willing by plants, animals and humans?Evert
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Mathew Morrell
Sent: 08 May 2006 09:53 PM
Subject: [steiner] Re: Designers behind evolution
There is an intelligent design in nature, created by supreme beings, that is encoded in the cellular structure and is pre-determined; and yet, as Starman said, we shouldn't ignore the fact that life forms have will; and that it is the ability of ours to will that continually alters our genetic program through the ages. Any theory of evolution that does not at least include `the will' as a primary factor within evolvement is flawed and short sighted. The Lamarckian revolt against Darwinism was based precisely on this argument--- not on the principles of "the survival of the fittest" or of "accidental selection." In Darwinism, it is an accident that giraffes have long necks. To Lamarck, giraffes evolved long necks because, on an unconscious level, through desire, they willed their necks to grow longer; food grew scarce and they needed to reach f or food on the higher branches of trees in order to survive. Through successive generations giraffes grew longer and longer necks. The operatives in the American public school system repress the Lamarckian theory of evolution because it does not conform to the idea that we are shaped by our environment; in other words, it is non-Marxian. It embraces self determination.
I, for one, embrace the theory of evolution that involves all three evolutionary principles: environmentalism (which says life forms are shaped by their environment), self determination (which says they are shaped by their will), and intelligent design (which says we were shaped by higher powers). All three impulses are actively at work in shaping, not only man, but all life within our universe. Call it the Goethian Theory of Evolution, if you will.
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