Thu August 23, 2012
"Evolutionaries: Unlocking the Spiritual and Cultural Potential of Science's Greatest Idea"
On this edition of StudioTulsa, we speak with Carter Phipps, the former executive editor of Enlighten-Next magazine, whose latest book is "Evolutionaries: Unlocking the Spiritual and Cultural Potential of Science's Greatest Idea." (Phipps will be reading from and signing copies of this book tonight, the 21st, at 6pm at the Barnes and Noble here in Tulsa at 41st and Yale.) Just about everyone knows the basics, so to speak, when it comes to evolution: the Darwinian theory, the debate vs. "Creationism," the idea of natural selection, etc. But "Evolutionaries" is about much more than this, because (as Phipps explains on our show today) the very idea of evolution is more profound and far-reaching than most people realize. Thus this book draws on many different research findings, scholarly references, and interviews with various scientists, philosophers, and spiritual thinkers to show how a new --- and far broader --- notion of evolution is changing our grasp on science, culture, spirituality, technology, and so forth.