It’s time to out grow…
the narrowly defined, competitively driven understanding of evolution, favoring the triumph of our successful biological species, with a tendency to overshadow the significance of cosmic and planetary unfolding over the vast aeons of inorganic evolution.
It’s time to embrace…
the grandeur, complexity, and paradox that characterize evolution at every stage, a story that continues to unfold under the mysterious wisdom of our cocreative God, whose strategies always have, and always will, outwit our human and religious desires for neat, predictable outcomes.
–Diarmuid O’Murchu, Evolutionary Faith, p.23
2 thoughts on “Evolutionary Thoughts: Expanding Definitions”
Barrett, have you seen the movie I AM. It deals with the misunderstood Darwin. His interpreters have not emphasised how much he saw cooperation at work in evolution as opposed to competition.
love, john + http://www.abundancetrek.com + My continuing passion is to part a curtain, that invisible veil of indifference that falls between us and that blinds us to each other’s presence, each other’s wonder, each other’s human plight. — Eudora Welty
I haven’t seen it, but it sounds intriguing. O’Murchu’s treatment of Darwin is a bit simplistic but valuable for its poetic quality.