Michael Dowd on TEDx – Why we struggle now.

The evolutionary evangelist continues to impress. Here he discusses an evolutionary perspective on the stubbornness of our human condition  – sin – in a recent talk for TEDx Grand Rapids.

“Prior to microscopes, it wasn’t just difficult to understand infection, it was impossible. Prior to telescopes, it wasn’t just difficult to understand the large scale structure of the universe, it was impossible. Two or three hundred years ago it wasn’t just difficult to understand our evolved nature, it was impossible.”

“History will show that the greatest psychological and spiritual realisation – revelation – of our time is the understanding that human beings have instincts like all other animals do and if we don’t understand appreciate and respectfully manage – that is honour and harness our inherited drives, we are bound to be enslaved to them.

What you resist persists, but what you can be grateful for – honour – can transform and empower you.”

 

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