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ALFRED RUSSEL WALLACE: On the Tendency of Humans Towards Spiritual Being, Part 6B

ALFRED RUSSEL WALLACE: On the Tendency of Humans Towards Spiritual Being, Part 6B

Wallace’s striking example of a species that perpetuates itself abundantly without large broods requires some historical emendation and, in my view, expansion. The corollary of Wallace’s theory states that a constant supply of wholesome food is almost (a fateful qualifier) the sole condition requisite for ensuring the increase of any species. [...]

ALFRED RUSSEL WALLACE: On the Tendency of Humans Toward Spiritual Being, Part 6A

ALFRED RUSSEL WALLACE: On the Tendency of Humans Toward Spiritual Being, Part 6A

First Corollary to the General Theory of Natural Selection Applied to the Spiritual Variety of Homo sapiens sapiens 1 It is a corollary of Wallace’s Theory of Natural Selection 2 that the procuring of a constant supply of wholesome food is almost the sole condition requisite for ensuring the increase of a given species. The statement of this [...]

ALFRED RUSSEL WALLACE: On the Tendency of Humans Toward Spiritual Being, Part 5

ALFRED RUSSEL WALLACE: On the Tendency of Humans Toward Spiritual Being, Part 5

General Theory of Natural Selection Applied to Homo sapiens sapiens Wallace theorized that moral and ethical refinements are the ultimate object of Man’s future spiritual developments and that these refinements will be evidenced in the flesh of Man's animal nature in the head and face alone. I intend in this note to suggest how Wallace’s [...]

ALFRED RUSSEL WALLACE: On the Tendency of Humans Toward Spiritual Being, Part 4

ALFRED RUSSEL WALLACE: On the Tendency of Humans Toward Spiritual Being, Part 4

First Theory of Natural Selection Applied to the Animal Nature of Man 1 Wallace’s First Theory of Natural Selection 2 is expressed thus: There is a general tendency in nature which will cause a certain variety to survive the parent species, and to give rise to successive variations departing further and further from that original type, and [...]

ALFRED RUSSEL WALLACE: On the Tendency of Humans Toward Spiritual Being, Part 3

ALFRED RUSSEL WALLACE: On the Tendency of Humans Toward Spiritual Being, Part 3

A Postulate on Man’s Spiritual Origin 1 If man has a spiritual destiny, it stands to reason that man also has a spiritual origin. Toward the end of his first essay on man, "The Development of Human Races under the Law of Natural Selection" (1864), Wallace cautiously extends this proposition: "If the views I have here endeavored to sustain 2 [...]

ALFRED RUSSEL WALLACE: On the Human Tendency Toward Spiritual Being, Part 2

ALFRED RUSSEL WALLACE: On the Human Tendency Toward Spiritual Being, Part 2

A Postulate on Man’s Spiritual Destiny 1 In the first essay that Alfred Russel Wallace devoted exclusively to the law of natural selection and man (in truth, the first essay devoted exclusively to the law of natural selection and man), "The Development of Human Races Under the Law of Natural Selection" (1864), Wallace already remarks that the [...]

ALFRED RUSSEL WALLACE: On the Tendency of Humans Toward Spiritual Being, Foreword

ALFRED RUSSEL WALLACE: On the Tendency of Humans Toward Spiritual Being, Foreword

  FOREWORD The series of notes collected here under the generic title "On the Tendency of Humans Toward the Spiritual" attempts to expand and develop, in a preliminary manner, the theory of Alfred Russel Wallace on the spiritual origin and nature of the human species. In his own time, the statements Wallace made as a scientist on [...]

“2012: Living in an Electric Universe”

“2012: Living in an Electric Universe”

Dr. Karl Maret’s magnificent audiovisual presentation at the 2012 Cosolargy Conference was titled "2012: Living in an Electric Universe." The presentation addressed the new plasma physics as it relates to the sun and astrophysical processes, and how the year 2012 represents a watershed moment in time. In the first portion of his presentation, [...]

Evolution Lecture Presented

Evolution Lecture Presented

On Friday evening March 13, 2009 the Reverend Robert Petrovich attended a lecture titled “Darwin, Dover, and Intelligent Design” at the Temple Sinai social hall in Reno. The speaker was Dr. Kevin Padian, president of the National Center for Science Education and curator of paleontology at the University of California Museum of Paleontology in [...]