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Evolutionary Metaphysics means “to contemplate the meaning and purpose of our existence in light of the scientific theory of natural evolution”.

Natural evolution depends on random mutation, and some people say this proves that life has no higher purpose. Others think the seemingly inevitable emergence of consciousness suggests that there may be a purpose behind evolution.

Without taking sides, this website offers a rational examination of whether there might be any higher purpose or meaning to our existence.

Throughout history, religious mythologies and philosophical ideologies have competed to control people's understanding of existence. But as the world becomes more globalized in an age of advanced weaponry, the growing conflict between incompatible beliefs is threatening the future of civilization.

This website will explore the history of mythology and ideology in the hope of promoting peaceful progress through a deeper understanding of the questions that need to be answered.

           
•  An easy-to-read step-by-step explanation of natural evolution.
•  Unravels the stories behind the formation of the traditional religions.
•  Explores how modern democracy rose out of the violent struggle for wealth and power.
•  Extends the theory of evolution to include the struggle for political power and the development of advanced technology.
•  Explains why modern democratic values should continue to replace traditional religious moral values.
•  Contemplates the existence of the universe and questions whether consciousness has any kind of cosmic purpose.
           
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1. Troubled Times
A short summary of the cultural problems faced by the modern world.
2. The Story of Human Evolution
An easy-to-read step-by-step explanation of natural evolution from the big bang to the rise of civilization.
3. Advancing Technology
Traces the development of artificial intelligence and genetic engineering, contemplates the existence of the universe, and questions whether it is possible for consciousness to have any kind of cosmic purpose.
4. The History of Ancient Israel
The most probable history of ancient Israel from the Iron Age to the destruction of Jerusalem in the war against Rome.
5. Ancient Greek Philosophy
The history of Greek and Roman philosophy leading up to the rise of Christianity.
6. A Rational History of Christianity
Christianity's rise to power followed by Europe's descent into a dark age.
7. The Rise of Modern Science
The problems faced by scientifically-minded people as the western world struggled to emerge from the Christian dark ages.
8. Hinduism and Buddhism
A short history of eastern religion, covering the development of the best of Hindu and Buddhist scriptures.
9. A Rational History of Islam
Muhammedís life story and a summary of what he believed. Details the spread of Islam through conquest.
10. Analysis of Ancient Beliefs
Outlines the historical patterns behind the formation of the traditional philosophies and religions.
11. The Rise of Modern Democracy
The modern history of democracy from the American revolution through the world wars to the current world crisis. Shows world politics to be little more than a greed-driven struggle for wealth and power.
12. Sexual Morality
Looks at sexual morality from an evolutionary point of view and condemns the traditional religions for their positions on women's rights and birth control.
13. Modern Materialism
Analyzes the modern political power struggle and the emergence of secular beliefs like existentialism and humanism.
14. Deepening Consciousness
Describes consciousness as a natural phenomenon and establishes a theoretical foundation for justice based upon the democratic decisions of free and educated people.
15. Politics and Religion
Explores the relationship between politics and religion leading up to the rise of the religious right in America and the emergence of political Islam.
16. Replacing Religion with Science
Looks at the failures of Christianity and considers the issues that need to be addressed before religion can be replaced by the scientific worldview.
17. Evolutionary Metaphysics
Discusses extending the theory of evolution to include the struggle for political power and the development of advanced technology.
18. Peace and prosperity
Speculates about the social and political reforms needed to bring about lasting global peace and prosperity. A probable glimpse into humanity's future.
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