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Steve McIntosh on Integral Philosophy & Evolution's Purpose

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This week returning guest Steve McIntosh will be discussing his new book: Evolution's Purpose: An Integral Interpretation of the Scientific Store of Our Origins

Does the science of evolution really prove that life, humanity, and the universe as a whole are meaningless accidents? On the contrary, science has increasingly shown how everything in the universe is subject to evolution. And as we come to see how evolution progresses, this reveals evolution's purpose-to grow toward ever-widening realizations of beauty, truth, and goodness. McIntosh argues that the purpose of evolution is not "intelligently designed" or otherwise externally controlled; rather, its purpose is being creatively and originally discerned through the choices of evolutionary creatures themselves. Without relying on any spiritual authorities, Steve shows how the scientific story of our origins is actually a profound and sacred teaching compatible with many forms of contemporary spirituality.  www.stevemcintosh.com

Steve is a leader in the integral philosophy movement and author of the books Evolution's Purpose, and Integral Consciousness and the Future of Evolution. He currently works as a Founding Partner of the new social policy foundation, The Institute for Cultural Evolution. In addition to this think tank, and his work in philosophy, McIntosh has had a variety of other successful careers, including founding the consumer products company Now & Zen, practicing law with one of America's largest firms, working as an executive with Celestial Seasonings Tea Company, and Olympic-class bicycle racing. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia Law School and the University of Southern California Business School.