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The evolution of consciousness

There are many reasons to not limit creativity. The deepest of these is spiritual. It connects with the ongoing, ever expanding evolution of consciousness. To limit creativity is to limit the richness and depth of possible experience.

Structure is an aspect of essence. Through it we can understand and to some degree control experience. Similar structures correspond to similar experiences. We suspect other human beings have experiences like we do. If two people have similar personalities and histories we assume their experiences are closer than more dissimilar people. Human beings have a richer capacity for experience than beings with less complex and subtle minds.

Human experience is not just richer than that of insects. Human experience is beyond the comprehension of insects. The creative nature of evolution and the hierarchy of mathematical structures suggests that this process of creating values is an ever expanding one. We can evolve into beings as far beyond us as we are beyond insects and all of those descendants can do the same no matter how far beyond us they are.

We can understand aspects of the evolution of structure. We cannot even begin to imagine the evolution of experience that manifests that structure. The universe is truly and deeply creative in ways that transcend any attempts to comprehend it. God, as this creative process, is beyond anything any being will ever be able to imagine. For God is becoming through being. She is a potential that can never be fully realized but always is.

Man naturally thinks of himself as the center of the universe and the focal point of creation. That arrogance has repeatedly been proved wrong. We may represent the leading edge of evolution on one small planet in one solar system in one galaxy. We are an incomprehensibly tiny speck in the universe. It is likely that we are far from being at the leading edge of evolution in our galaxy let alone in the known universe. Mathematics teaches us a lesson similar to astronomy. In the grand scheme of what will be we are not even at the beginning.


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