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 Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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