BLIND chance could never on its own have produced a self-conscious thinking human being.
Nor would such a nonsensical system, even if it existed, have any reason for doing so.
Consciousness of any kind it is not required in the random blindness of neo-Darwinist evolutionary theory. Simply put: no intelligence required.
But even children understand that figuring anything out in life is a learning process seasoned by reason, healthy emotions, and aha moments.
A conscious, observant puzzle-solver undeniably exists in the background of thought. The numerous paradoxes inherent in human, and even animal intelligence, will remain ever an unsolvable puzzle to reductionist thinkers.
Not unlike the caterpillar’s indomitable urge to grow wings and fly, truth finding and spiritual growth are guided by a built-in system called progressive awakenings. In her article Spiritual Progress, H. P. Blavatsky made what seemed a sort of ‘duh’ comment! (paraphrased)
“The true Adept must become,
she cannot be made.”
The growing recognition of the intelligence underlying all life, she writes, is one of ” growth through evolution, and this must necessarily involve a certain amount of pain” — (at least in our human perception.)
We may experience stress in the moment, a study suggests, “but experience greater happiness on a daily basis and longer term.”