Sunday, September 19, 2010

From Rob Brezsny's Free Will Astrology

In his book "The Medusa and the Snail," science writer Lewis Thomas said that the word "error" developed from a root meaning "to wander about, looking for something." That's why he liked Darwin's idea that error is a driving force in evolution. "The capacity to blunder slightly is the real marvel of DNA," said Thomas. ..."Without this special attribute, we would still be anaerobic bacteria and there would be no music."

1 comment:

  1. Oh Susannah... I was recently thinking about evolution while walking in the woods and wondering "what if..." -- we humans are so linear, but as I gazed up at the pines a hundred years old, so wise and serene gazing at me, I think, wouldn't it be funny if what we see as evolution is actually reverse evolution because humans are so distant from Source, the One, and yet these amazing pines, and all the plants and creatures of the forests, are present fully with Source...and isn't that really what it is to be evolved?! Gosh, we humans think a LOT... :-) Sometimes I think...we know nothing... LOL Blessings and Thanks for continuing to spark divine ponderings!