I just got "The Lucifer Principle" on Friday and am about a third of the way thru it.
My first impression was very positive for style and content and I could not put it down. Right now at this point he seems mired down a bit in throwing anecedotal history at the reader to support his theories.
This theory of his itself is quite interesting, that nature itself is on its own journey and that individuals themselves are expendable in natures' quest to evolve and survive.
The other theory, that evil is an invention of nature to help further its own quest is interesting as well. I haven't formulated an opinion yet and hope to finish the book by the end of the week.
HOWEVER, when he claims that nature is on a quest, doesn't he assign an intellect to nature? If not, what is the source of the direction of nature?
I have always tended to think that natural selection was a biological function of need and individual survival , not a group dynamic. He tends to strongly contradict this thought.
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