Friday, November 16, 7 – 9 pm.
Integral philosopher Steve McIntosh will speak about his new book: Evolution’s Purpose: An Integral Interpretation of the Scientific Story of Our Origins. Evolution’s Purpose presents a fresh and compelling view of the scientific facts of evolution, and shows how a deeper understanding of evolution itself can lead directly to a more evolved world.
As science has increasingly shown how everything in the universe is subject to evolution—including matter, life, and human culture—these very facts reveal that the process of evolution is unmistakably progressive. And as we come to understand how evolution progresses, this reveals evolution’s purpose—to grow toward ever-widening realizations of beauty, truth, and goodness. It is through the generation of these most intrinsic forms of value that evolution expresses its spiritual message. 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, the book demonstrates evolution’s purposeful progression and shows how the scientific story of our origins is actually a profound and sacred teaching compatible with many forms of contemporary spirituality.
$10 suggested donation
“Evolution’s Purpose is a masterpiece! “
— Andrew Cohen, author of Evolutionary Enlightenment, and founder of EnlightenNext
“Steve McIntosh’s brilliant ideas are both stimulating and comforting …”
— Marianne Williamson, author of A Return to Love
“This seminal book places the “Evolutionary World View” on the memetic map of global culture to guide our generation in the direction of our evolutionary transformation. This is a very important work.”
— Barbara Marx Hubbard, author of Birth 2012, and founder of The Foundation for Conscious Evolution
“Evolution’s Purpose is truly excellent, clear and convincing …”
— Dr. Ervin Laszlo, Distinguished system scientist, and author of over 30 books on evolution
“… Evolution’s Purpose renews our love for spirit and restores our faith in the future.”
— Carter Phipps, author of Evolutionaries and Executive Editor of EnlightenNext Magazine
“Evolution’s Purpose is a moving and profound book … ”
— Michael E. Zimmerman, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy University of Colorado and co-author of Integral Ecology