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Re: Richard Dawkins 'The Purpose Of Purpose'

From: William Treurniet <wtreurniet.nul>
Date: Tue, 06 Sep 2011 17:13:36 -0400
Archived: Wed, 07 Sep 2011 08:20:52 -0400
Subject: Re: Richard Dawkins 'The Purpose Of Purpose'


>From: Ray Dickenson<r.dickenson.nul>
>To:<post.nul>
>Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2011 01:23:47 +0100
>Subject: Re: Richard Dawkins 'The Purpose Of Purpose'

>>From: William Treurniet<wtreurniet.nul>
>>To: post.nul
>>Date: Mon, 05 Sep 2011 09:05:42 -0400
>>Subject: Re: Richard Dawkins 'The Purpose Of Purpose'

><snip>

>However, here's a real thinking scientist, Roger Penrose:

>[Quotation Begins]

>"To my way of thinking, there is still something mysterious
>about evolution, with its apparent 'groping' towards some future
>purpose. Things at least _seem_ to organize themselves somewhat
>better than they 'ought' to, just on the basis of blind-chance
>evolution and natural selection. It may well be that such
>appearances are quite deceptive. There seems to be something
>about the way that the laws of physics work which allows natural
>selection to be a much more effective process than it would be
>with just arbitrary laws. The resulting apparently 'intelligent
>groping' is an interesting issue, and I shall be returning to it
>briefly later."

>[End Of Quotation]

><snip>

The idea of some guiding principle that Penrose calls
'intelligent groping' was expanded upon recently by Carl
Calleman in a book called The Purposeful Universe (2009). He
proposed that the Tree of Life idea expressed in various
cultures like the Mayan and the Nordic is a real driving force
underlying the evolution of the universe. The Tree of Life is a
universal template which has guided physical and biological
evolution from the beginning of time.

The template for the butterfly wing, for example, would have
existed somehow since the beginning of time, waiting for the
right physical conditions for it to be expressed. These 'right'
conditions themselves are guided into being by the same
principle. For example, the proper evolution of stars was a
prerequisite for the evolution of life. He supports his case
with physical evidence ranging from the cosmological to the
biological.

In essence, the universe exists to create life. The 'slow
sculpting of natural selection' promulgated by scientists such
as Dawkins, is guided by pre-existing templates that are
expressed when conditions are right. This might appear to
Penrose as 'intelligent groping'. Among other things, this idea
explains the cyclic, relatively sudden, bursts of speciation
that have been observed.

More recently, David Wilcock in "The Source Field
Investigations" (2011), puts together mainstream, fringe, and
occult knowledge to come up with something called the Source
Field, a kind of intelligent aether. He describes a cosmological
theory that accounts for the occurrence of various weird
phenomena that have been reported, such as live fishes falling
from the skies, out-of-place-artifacts, and missing time.

For the purpose of this discussion, he discusses experiments
showing that DNA can spontaneously emerge from non-living
matter. This suggested that a template for the DNA molecule
'exists as a structure in the Source Field - and is written into
the basic laws that govern matter and energy'. DNA has also been
shown to interact with coherent light and electrical
stimulation, and experiments suggest that its structure can be
beneficially rearranged by such stimulation. Wilcock suggests
this as a mechanism for bursts in evolutionary development.
Cyclic conditions on a cosmic scale could be the trigger for
repeated, relatively rapid speciation that has been observed.

Calleman and Wilcock independently propose that templates for
life and its preconditions are implicit in the structure of the
universe, however it came into being. What implications does
this have for ET life? Since such templates are universal, life
not of this earth should look much like life forms on earth.
This appears to be generally consistent with contactee reports.


William




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