There is today a conjunction of four
The rate of progress
The rapid growth of
knowledge in general.
It is clear that there
are many other intelligent races in our Galaxy, mostly more advanced
Our minds have much more
power than we presently know how to use.
These lead to the conclusion that we
will quite soon (a hundred years or so) be able to bio-engineer beings
like ourselves, starting with lower forms of life. There seem to be
beings out there that already have that capability, hence we ourselves
have likely been bio-engineered.
The book calls conventional evolution
theory into question, and instead offers 'Assisted Evolution'. This
provides an interesting new slant on “Intelligent
Design”, with a much more credible (and verifiable) approach.
The idea of Assisted Evolution is not
to set aside Darwin's
in our case at least, it probably had some help. Help not from a divine
source, but from a race more advanced than us, with an agenda that led
to a design for us that is a lot less than optimal.