Re: virus: maxims and ground rules and suppositions

Rhonda Chapman (
Mon, 17 May 1999 21:15:33 -0700

Monday, May 17, 1999 6:58 PM psypher wrote:

>Consciousness [will] is not a product of evolution, it's a precursor to
>incarnate existence.

This is along the lines of what I've been thinking, and trying to say (though it may be a bit better stated than I would have managed). Our evolution as organisms will no doubt continue along as it has, regardless of our thought processes (or the lack there of). However, intellectual growth, emotional maturity, and a movement towards becoming better people is something we are not going to attain without a degree of awareness and conscious intent!

Is there disagreement on this concept, or is there some confusion around the use of the words "evolution" and "consciousness"?