Wednesday, October 30, 2019

DS Wilson on muti-level selection theory

Continuing this post, Wilson said the following in this essay:

"Multilevel Selection (MLS) theory [...] provides a spiritual narrative that is more compatible with modern evolutionary science. In this narrative, the spiritually enlightened state can evolve by a Darwinian process, but only under special conditions. The challenge, or quest, is therefore to create the appropriate conditions for evolution to take us where we want to go. The only way to arrive at the Omega Point is to steer toward it. I personally find this more motivating, as well as more scientifically accurate, compared to narratives that invoke macro-evolutionary trends or stages of development that are supposed to take place over historical epochs. It provides a more immediate call to action, along with the tools for getting the job done."

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