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Human evolution and consciousness: the New Age literature

January 9th, 2010 · No Comments

Bennett: DU volume four…

I am thinking of pursuing an extended commentary of J.G. Bennett’s The Dramatic Unvierse, if only as a partial expose of some confusing and potentially exploitative ‘New Age’ material. But the ‘exploitation’ lies with all the people hovering around his work, not so much Bennett himself, who was a fool to let himself be used by various sufistic characters.
His work is flawed, but contains the seed ideas for a possible commentary on evolution, certainly on the Darwinian view of human evolution.

Bennett raises the question first posed by Wallace: how do we explain the sudden entry into the realm of mind and consciousness that we see in man?
Bennett’s unique answers are, I think, flawed, and incorrect, but the way he raises them leaves some important questions.

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