This quote from Sam Harris has been making the rounds:
“Science has revealed a world that doesn’t care about us. Or if it does, it has a strange way of showing it. The universe cares about us exactly this much. It loves us as much as it loved the dinosaurs. Spirituality has nothing in principle to do with the idea that the universe cares about you.”
What this quote actually reveals is that Sam Harris is far from understanding the cutting edge of Science and knows little about Spirituality, yet he vastly overrates his skillful attainment in both domains.
He is in fact a dinosaur. A large creature that presumes itself to be atop of the foodchain (of the intelligentsia) yet is unaware of the maladaptivity of his worldview and the meteors barreling down on him that will perform natural selection on his overly reductionistic and materialistic worldview.
You can follow Sam, as I once did 5-10 years ago, but if you don’t evolve beyond the worldview he represents you will also be a casualty of coming waves of cultural and memetic natural selection…
As the new wave of Integral Whole Systems Spiritually Awakened Entrepreneurs, Leaders and Communities use the Competitive Advantage of this New Level of Development to Disrupt the fuck out of the Status Quo.
As Bruno Mars said,
“Cause uptown funk gon’ give it to you
Don’t believe me just watch.”