[quote author=“George Benedik”]We are (the universe) some kind of a divine embryo. Perhaps, one day, a ‘perfection’ through natural selection (darwinian, not Darwin’s) will be born.
Well, natural selection doesn’t aim at perfection, as you know. It doesn’t aim at anything more than reproductive success.
Not sure what you mean by a “divine embryo” ... Why “divine”? Why an “embryo”?
[quote author=“George Benedik”]Is this not an idea worthy of the Templeton prize? :wink: The world is hungry for spirituality and science at the same time. Within this new movement ’ some kind of neo-Platonism, as Doug said ’ we could focus on the importance of morality, scientific discoveries, monotheism (one god will be born), pantheism (we are all god), etc. The important part would be that this ‘new religion’ would have to be based on reason and not faith: We co-operate, God will exist. If we don’t, the Universe will miscarry.
Had anybody ever discussed this ‘idea’? I remember reading something by Hegel that ‘reality is an evolution of mind’ or something like that ’ can’t remember the exact words.
Hmmm ... not sure I’m following you here, George. Certainly, morality and scientific discoveries are very important and deserve our focus, but what’s the god stuff all for?
A lot of Hegel is pretty close to Idealism (in the philosophical sense), the “world soul” and all that. Unfortunately, that’s what sinks it too. There’s no evidence for any of it.