Richard G. Petty, MD

Evolution: Natural and Unconscious. Until Now…


“By contrast with history, evolution is an unconscious process. Another, and perhaps a better way of putting it would be to say that evolution is a natural process, history a human one…. Insofar as we treat man as a part of nature–for instance in a biological survey of evolution–we are precisely not treating him as a historical being. As a historically developing being, he is set over against nature, both as a knower and as a doer.”           

–Owen Barfield (English Lawyer, Philosopher, Anthroposophist and a Founder Member of the Inklings Literary Group, 1898-1997)   

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