Humans Evolve via Cosmic Order

Robert Campbell


The hierarchically nested archetypal character of biological evolution is explored from single celled plants through invertebrates and vertebrates to humans by examining how the hierarchical levels reach a resonant balance in the biosphere. It is apparent that human activities are seriously disrupting balances of many kinds in nature. To understand these problems it is necessary to gain an intuitive insight into how the evolutionary process unfolds according to how the cosmic order works. While population pressures place grave constraints on our human ability to meaningfully address the issues we can at least begin to see how humanity has assumed responsibility for the balance of life in the biosphere. Being at the summit of the evolutionary hierarchy the Human Archetype subsumes all life in the biosphere. New evolutionary episodes of change can involve painful corrections that are looming ever more ominously ahead. However, we humans have acquired a capacity to evolve our behavior within a relatively fixed biological structure. We can hopefully continue to learn ways to limit our collective and personal suffering. Becoming aware of the creative process as it has unfolded in the biosphere is a giant step in the right direction.

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ISSN: 2153-831X