“Albert Low breathes new life into old terms – the transcendent, consciousness, awareness, evolution, creativity, intention – not by going around science, but by going through it. In the current frenzy to purge science of purpose, meaning, direction, and values, Low’s insights are a welcome resource. One might say that our survival depends on the wisdom in this book.” —Larry Dossey, author, The Extraordinary Healing Power of Everyday Things
“In this intelligently written book Albert Low gives us a modern Guide for the Perplexed; a richly thoughtful reflection on the roots of human nature that glows with a deep respect for both science and the spirit.” —Allan Combs, author, The Radiance of Being
“I enthusiastically recommend this book. As a hard-core scientist, I was overjoyed to read Dr. Low’s ‘knowing’ centered approach to human origins and nature, as well as his eloquent rebuttal of the ‘selfish gene’ neo-Darwinism that now dominates mainstream views. Dr. Low’s vision dovetails perfectly with the broader scientific vision of evolution that I work with but perhaps it takes a Zen master to communicate the profundity of its human implications to a world so desperate for a deeply felt understanding of purpose and meaning.” —Dr. S. J. Goerner, Director of The Integral Science Institute, author, After the Clockwork Universe: The Emerging Science and Culture of Integral Society
“Albert Low offers us a strikingly original vision of evolution and human nature. He presents us with a choice that is stark, with implications that are far-reaching. On the one hand, we can take the metaphor of ‘man as machine’ literally and, as a consequence, abandon those very qualities that make us human and make life worth living. On the other hand, we can come to see that the evolutionary process, and therefore ourselves, is fundamentally intelligent and creative. The choice, Low tells us, is fateful and ours to make.” —Dr William Byers, Loyola University, Montreal, author, How Mathematicians Think
“Transcending the clichés on both sides of the modern God/evolution debate, Dr. Low’s book offers a most welcome invitation to the joyful work of thinking like a human being about what an evolving human being is and can – for the sake of our world, must – become.” —Jacob Needleman, San Francisco State University, author, Why Can’t We Be Good?