Archive for April, 2007
Bon app©tit! Posted April 22, 2007 Comments(0) âThe feeling of awed wonder that science can give us is one of the highest experiences of which the human psyche is capable. It is a deep aesthetic passion to rank with the finest that music and poetry can deliver. It is truly one of the things that make life worth living and it does so, if anything, more effectively if it convinces us that the time we have for living it is finite.â Iâm convinced that we are hard wired to worship. Every Human being is compelled to worship, In fact the compulsion to worship is; among other traits, a defining characteristic of humanity. Apes, Dolphins, cows and amoeba do not worship, as far as we can tell. The two quotes above are from Dawkins, who exclusively mentions an âappetite for wonderâ but doesnât explain why that appetite exists, what it provides âwhat competitive advantage did the ancient appetite for wonder provide those who initially mutated a sense of wonder, why does it persist?