Evo-psych vs evolution in Bennett’s DU
This link from MBFM’s post, http://members.tripod.com/~dlane5/shabdwilber.html, leads to a lot of interesting material, but I note that behind the critique lies a defense of (and a book about) evolutionary psychology. I am critical of gurus, but, as anyone who follows the blog Darwiniana would know, I am critical of the standard Darwinian view of evolution, which can’t explain the evolution of consciousness (most New Age texts can’t either, but at least they have a sense of what has to be explained).
I cited Bennett’s The Dramatic Universe: at the opposite extreme lies a truly exotic thesis on evolution armed with the idea of the ‘demiurgic powers’ that animate his text, in what is plain science fiction, but which does expose some of the flaws of the Darwinian thinking.
It might be useful to constrast the two approaches.