Light of Evolution
“Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution.”
~ Theodosius Dobzhansky
To paraphrase Dobzhansky, ”Nothing makes sense except in the light of evolution.” This could be the motto for the Epic of Evolution. The Epic of Evolution explains not only biology, but also cosmology, anthropology, history, culture, psychology, religion.
Without the deep time perspective of the Epic of Evolution, nothing makes sense. This lack of sense creates cognitive dissonance and feelings of anxiety.
In contrast, because evolution makes so much sense, this perspective makes me feel integrated, whole and at peace. This sense of profound well being is the reason I have created and continue to add to this web site.
For many people, (and for me at one time) biological evolution often produces a sense of existential angst. At one level, biological evolution suggests that life is about a selfish struggle for existence. Yet now, new findings in biological evolution and from the deep time perspectives offered in cosmology, psychology, and history, indicate a different story. We now know that evolution is also about survival of the most cooperative and those that harmonize best with their environment. A deep time perspective offers growing evidence that the universe, at least in our corner of the cosmos, is moving toward ever greater complexity, consciousness and cooperation.
It all makes sense!