- Paperback: 135 pages
- Publisher: Asama (2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 3952251909
- ISBN-13: 978-3952251904
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Pro Evolution: Guideline for an Age of Joy Paperback – 2010
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Apparently the author (Tomotom) had a mid-life epiphany that motivated him to put his philosophy of life in writing. He created a foundation with enough money to publish his book after he died. The foundation then mailed it for free to individuals who were selected in an undisclosed manner. I was one of the "lucky" ones.
The book is riddled with scientific error and inconsistent conclusions. His first error is his claim that space is infinite. This if false. Science tells us the universe is finite. Philosophy tells us there are no infinite natural realities. Therefore, both of these disciplines establish that space is finite. The author's mistake on this point appears at the outset of his treatise and thus forms the foundation of everything that follows. This may explain why the book is replete with error and contradiction.
The author claims the universe progresses toward more intensive and more complex energy concentrations. However, this premise is contradicted by the Second Law of Thermodynamics, which mandates that the universe is trending toward more diffused energy states that contain less and less potential energy to do work.
The author credits evolution for "creation." This is sloppy reasoning. Evolution is a process of change in something that already exists. Science does not show that evolution "creates" anything.
The author advocates the moral principle that the greatest wrong is impairing consciousness with alcohol, drugs, and misinformation. If that is the greatest wrong, he apparently believes murder and rape are lesser offenses.
The author advances the philosophical position that humans have no free will. According to the author, all consciousness and reason is the mere product of chemical reactions in the brain. This exemplifies two problems. First, if consciousness is the mere product of chemistry, there is no logical basis to place any confidence in the author's own reasoning because, axiomatically, the conclusions in his book are the product of mere chemical reactions, not any true reasoning. Second, if consciousness is mere chemistry, there is no basis for the moral and ethical pronouncements in the concluding chapters of his thesis.
In summary, while the author is well-meaning, he displays himself as ignorant, illogical, contradictory, and misguided. He essentially advocates a religion of pro-evolution where the universe is god and life is continuously reincarnated. In other words , he urges a philosophy of pantheism with a twist that mirrors the author's personal biases.
One thing I found to be a little odd were all the obvious fake quotes on the back of the book, these weren't at all nessarily, however I don't believe it retracts from the contents of the book itself. Again read this with an open mind, you can always learn a few things even from the "worst" books.
Pro Evo is not a scholarly work and therefore lacks credibility, but I applaud any book which emphasizes evolution as a guiding principle for spiritual awareness. If the thoughts in this book are new to you, they can change your life.