Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A New World

The Indian philosopher Sri Aurobindo (1872-1950) adopted a vision of spiritual as well as material evolution, and pointed toward a transformation of humanity, bringing about "divine life on earth."  The Jesuit biologist Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) thought that the entire evolutionary process was moving toward an end point of "maximun organized complexity," which he called the Omega point.  The Omega point was the attractor of the entire cosmic evolutionary process, and through it consciousness would be transformed....Philosophers like Teilhard de Chardin and Sri Aurobindo point to new possibilities that go beyond the speculations of scientists by seeing consciousness as central to the evolutionary process. -- (Quotation from Rupert Sheldrake)