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Ken Wilber: Thought as Passion, SUNY 2003Frank Visser, graduated as a psychologist of culture and religion, founded in 1997. He worked as production manager for various publishing houses and as service manager for various internet companies and lives in Amsterdam. Author of Ken Wilber: Thought as Passion” (SUNY Press, 2003), which has been translated into 7 languages, and of 100+ essays on this website.

Jesus and Mo About Evolution

Just How Is Ken's View on Evolution Different?

Frank Visser

Ken and Mo on Evolution

Source:, October 21, 2014

Says Wilber:

Calculations done by scientists from Fred Hoyle to F.B. Salisbury consistently show that twelve billion years isn't enough to produce even a single enzyme by chance.

In other words, something other than chance is pushing the universe. For traditional scientists, chance was their god. Chance would explain it all. Chance—plus unending time—would produce the universe. But they don't have unending time, and so their god fails them miserably. That god is dead. Chance is not what explains the universe; in fact, chance is what that universe is laboring mightily to overcome. Chance is exactly what the self-transcending drive of the Kosmos overcomes.
Sex, Ecology, Spirituality: The Spirit of Evolution, 1996, p. 26

Further Reading

Frank Visser, The 'Spirit of Evolution' Reconsidered: Relating Ken Wilber's view of spiritual evolution to the current evolution debates,

Frank Visser, Integral Theory and the 'Big History' Approach: A Comparative Introduction,

Frank Visser, Entropy and Evolution: Ken Wilber's arguments for "an infinitely powerful force" behind evolution debunked,

Frank Visser, Only a Theory or The Only Theory? Controversies Around the Theory of Evolution,

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