Real Life, Real Evolution
“The spiral in a snail’s shell is the same mathematically as the spiral in the Milky Way galaxy, and it’s also the same mathematically as the spirals in our DNA. It’s the same ratio that you’ll find in very basic music that transcends cultures all over the world.” – Joseph Gordon-Levitt
My last couple of posts apparently raised as many questions as they provided answers. That’s exactly what was intended. However, due to the interest level, I’ve decided to do a follow-up post to hopefully answer a few of those inquiries.
A question that I posed in one of those posts was: Is man de-evolving? The reason that I asked that question is that man now has a much smaller brain than in Antediluvian times and scientific studies have shown that the intelligence level of man continues to decline, and perhaps has been declining for at least the last six thousand years. In that regard, you have to realize that the Sumerian civilization of the third and fourth millennia B.C. was far more advanced than the vaunted Greek civilization that came much later.
Earth’s recorded history goes back only as far as to the last ice age. At that time, there was a global flood which became firmly embedded in the consciousness of many cultures, resulting in similar stories in the mythologies of different people from around the world. You might think of it as the First Memory.
The flood occurred soon after a pole shift had taken place. The pole shift had affected the planet’s electro-magnetic energy field, causing it to collapse for a short period of time which resulted in a global memory wipe. That’s why there is no pre-flood history; man has no memories of that time. You could say that after the flood, we started over with a clean slate (i.e. no memories).
Our history before the flood is a matter of some conjecture and debate. It certainly appears that there was an advanced civilization on the planet prior to the flood since an array of archaeological discoveries and ancient writings attest to that. While it’s interesting to speculate on what kind of advanced civilization was on the planet at that time (including the age-old debate over Atlantis), it’s probably enough just to understand that such an advanced civilization existed.
If man really is de-evolving, we need a radically different understanding of evolution. Consider, then, that perhaps everything you think that you know about evolution is wrong. Well, not everything…but certainly the most important thing – that we are not physical beings having a spiritual experience, but rather spiritual beings having a physical existence. Another way of looking at it is that consciousness is all there is – it is the fundamental reality. This is the secret that some physicists have known about for the past 100 years. Max Planck, the father of quantum physics, let the cat out of the proverbial bag when he declared that, “I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness.” It might seem counterintuitive to some but, according to Planck, consciousness creates matter and not the other way around.
Time is a key element in evolution. What is little understood, though, is that evolution takes place over extraordinarily long cycles of time. The Mayan Calendar and the Vedic writings are a testament to that. The thing about these cycles is that they have a beginning (a Big Bang) and an end (which some mistakenly refer to as the End Times)…and then another beginning. You could say that it’s an infinite chain of creation and destruction.
Somewhere along the current evolutionary cycle we find man. Is he headed towards nirvana or oblivion? Only time will tell… and only the god of Einstein and Spinoza knows for sure.
Of course, this new post no doubt will raise still more questions… and that’s exactly as it should be. Keep in mind, though, that real life and real evolution require that one participates more fully, more consciously. The answer to your question is you, or as physicist John Wheeler put it, “The universe does not exist ‘out there,’ independent of us. We are inescapably involved in bringing about that which appears to be happening. We are not only observers. We are participators.”