We are sorry to report that late yesterday Gard Jameson let us know that he would not be able to do an interview with us this morning because of a situation that requires his immediate attention. We will have Gard on sometime later this year.
Since this happened suddenly, we are offering for today one of our favorite shows, Steve McIntosh on Integral Philosophy & Evolution's Purpose.
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. Steve is now an author and speaker, but he also founded the company Now & Zen, practiced law with one of America's largest firms, and worked as an executive with Celestial Seasonings Tea Company. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia Law School and the University of Southern California Business School.
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