Ervin Laszlo: The Future of Man?
What are the real challenges facing our world? And, how do we begin to return our lives to a greater sense of harmony?
Two-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee and the founder of general evolution theory and systems philosophy Ervin Laszlo describes how to navigate our way past the synthetic world and back to a greater sense of oneness in this philosophical Living 4D podcast.
Special guest James Phelps also joins this week’s podcast to take a deeper look into some of meatier spiritual issues Paul and Ervin discuss.
Learn more about Ervin’s work at his website and the Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research on Facebook.
- Erwin was a child prodigy and concert pianist. (6:25)
- Erwin used curiosity, a fundamental part of being human, to guide him through life. (10:08)
- The consequences of living in a synthetic world. (16:01)
- “Almost all diseases stem from a basic lack of connection.” (29:31)
- At their essence, our lives originated with cooperation. (36:46)
- Depression: A lack of connection, energy and vitality. (48:27)
- You cannot be afraid to examine opposing viewpoints. (58:58)
- Can a crisis be a good thing? (1:08:41)
- Even young adults are noticing the effects of disconnection. (1:21:40)
- Is fundamentalism breaking down? (1:28:30)
- Fundamentalism has a much harder time existing because the Internet makes our world a bit “smaller.” (1:42:11)
- There’s big differences between science and scientists and technicians and technology. (1:52:24)
- Science for profit versus science for understanding. (2:00:53)
- “Primarily, nature is a cooperative enterprise.” (2:17:58)
- “If you had to live your life all over again, would you happy with how it’s turning out right now?” (2:27:29)
RESOURCES & FURTHER READING
- Reconnecting to the Source, The Intelligence of the Cosmos and Simply Genius! by Ervin Laszlo
- Ervin Laszlo’s Legacy of a Coherent Universe on Gaia
- The music of Hilary Stagg
- The Music Lesson: A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music by Victor Wooten
- Adam Smith: Father of Economics by Jesse Norman
- The Big Sort: Why the Clustering of Like-Minded America is Tearing Us Apart by Bill Bishop
- The work of John Wheeler and Huston Smith
- Paul’s Living 4D conversation with Nir Eyal
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