Naturalistic Paganism

Category: evolution


We Are (Not) Special: Anthropocentrism and the Evolving Universe (Part 2), by John Halstead

Cosmic Evolution As mentioned in Part 1, if we were to go back in time and reset the course of evolution, it is highly unlikely that we would be here the second time around. On the other hand, according to…

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We Are (Not) Special: Anthropocentrism and the Evolving Universe (Part 1), by John Halstead

I had something like a spiritual experience watching a movie recently. The movie Lucy is not what I would call a “good” movie. Starring Scarlett Johansson, Lucy is about a young woman who is kidnapped and has an bag of…

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For Discussion: “Evolution at Odds” by Bart Everson

We are constantly forgetting trivial experiences. What did lunch taste like last Tuesday? Strangely enough, we can also forget important experiences. We can, in fact, forget the most experiences of all. We can and do lose touch with the most…

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“Gaia’s Heartbeat: practicing empathy for the Mother of us all” by Brandon Sanders

This essay was first published at the SolSeed blog. According to James Lovelock’s popular Gaia hypothesis, all life on Earth, in combination with the geochemical cycles it interacts with, can be treated as a single living organism called Gaia. Humanity…

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Starstuff, Contemplating: “Letters of Love in our DNA” by Jon Cleland Host

We are assemblages of ancient atoms forged in stars – atoms organized by history to the point of consciousness, now able to contemplate this sacred Universe of which we are a tiny, but wondrous, part. Emotions are a powerful and…

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