Ervin Laszlo's name is virtually synonymous with much of today's new philosophy, new science, and new spirituality. No serious discussion of cybernetics, social systems theory, evolution biology, or the nature of consciousness can fail to mention his name or refer to his work. Here, in intimate conversation with WIE
editor Elizabeth Debold, Dr. Laszlo discusses his thoughts, concerns, and hopes for humankind's future and for the evolution of consciousness in, and as, the universe itself.
“To me it's very obvious that consciousness is not simply an epiphenomenon, not a byproduct of the brain; it's something that's pervading the whole universe. . . . Consciousness is not simply produced by a complex set of neurons. It's there, in the whole body, and in all of existence.”
Recorded on: 3/21/2004
Social and Cultural Evolution