BLIND chance could never on its own have produced a self aware and self-conscious thinking being.
Even if such a blind force existed obviously it would have no need for reasoning.
Thinking or purpose of any sort it is not needed by the random blind creations 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.”