This week I have been writing at length on the subject of evolution. You can now download a PDF of this comprehensive paper directly from our GLOBE.GLOBAL website free of charge.
Theories of evolution are intimately tied into the underpinning philosophy of biotechnology—the idea that evolution is inherently mutative allows geneticists to believe that gene editing will not throw up any ultimate safety issues. Clearly by this point in the pandemic we know that this is not the case.
We live in extraordinary times. The Covid-19 pandemic has placed a bookmarker in our genome and created a structural break in our human history. We have entered a post-biotech intervention world, but biotech medicine, based on edits of genome structure and closely connected processes, is arguably an evolutionary dead end which is leading us towards species threatening events.
I believe that the dangerous direction modern biologic medicine has taken can only be reversed through knowledge. My paper seeks to draw a bigger line by looking at evolution in the context of human consciousness.
Reductionist science wants to exclude subjectivity, but undeniably consciousness plays a central role in physical theory. The consideration of consciousness is the critical missing component in genetics. Limited understanding of genetics will persist as long as study of genetic structure remains artificially separated from its obvious connection with mind.
Ancient Vedic Science has been admired by the discoverers of quantum theory and points to a modern consciousness-based framework for evolutionary theory. In the search for a systematic approach to the development of consciousness, a modern revival of Vedic Science offers a step by step approach. Multiple studies point to broad spectrum improvements in health and suggest a method of meditation as a safe and effective process which optimises genetic function.
I have examined controversy surrounding the divergence between religious and scientific understandings of evolution in the light of the latest evolution research findings. New findings which can answer the question—Is evolution through chance or design? New insights into Darwinian evolution and the origin of life are analysed from a science perspective. The results will be surprising to many.
Social Darwinism has had an enormous impact on popular culture and models of governance. It suggests competitive models of governance and economy which fail to take account of the largely cooperative natural biosystems. Cooperative homeostatic networks are everywhere in nature. They point to more efficient and equitable systems of management.
As well as explaining a coherent and viable view of personal evolution, I hope this helps to illustrate the sound philosophical and scientific reasons to reject biotechnology. Please feel free to share the link to my paper widely. My intent is to bring a wider perspective to the global debate on the safety of biotechnology at this critical time in our history.
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