Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Thinkquote of the day: Evolution of the mind

Our view of life must account for how we know life; biological theories must allow for their own discovery and employment. Theories of evolution must provide for the creative acts which brought such theories into existence. Beginning with our own embodiment our theory of knowledge must endorse the ways we manifestly transcend our embodiment by acts of indwelling and extension into more subtle and intangible realms of being, where we meet our ultimate ends.

- Michael Polanyi

On my other blog, the Post-Darwinist, I survey the dizzying scene of the growing intelligent design controversy. Polanyi was an enormous influence on some of the ID guys, and I think his approach is worth commending.

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