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Beyond Survival: Darwin’s Lost Theory of Love with David Loye

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Is there another side to Charles Darwin that we’ve never learned about? When we think of the 19th century naturalist and author of The Origin of the Species, we easily identify him with his landmark theory of “natural selection,” which forever changed humankind’s view of itself, and shaped the economic, political and educational systems, which today, have an enormous hold on society. Yet, systems scientist and evolutionary theorist, David Loye argues that Darwin was misunderstood and misinterpreted. After years of research, and rigorous examination of over 200 books written by and about Darwin during the 20th century, Loye discovered two things: less than a dozen people understood what Darwin was writing about; and Darwin spoke far more about love than he did about selfishness and the survival of the fittest. He contends that “natural selection” was only the first half of Darwin’s theory, and the completing half was what he calls the “love system.” In Loye’s uphill battle to publish his findings on the “lost theory of love,” he was stunned by the extent to which society is enslaved by the “natural selection/dominator paradigm.” “The bias is against love. It’s the same mechanism that tried to kill off Jesus and Buddha. You can’t go to war if you have a people imbued with the idea of love!”

David Loye is a noted psychologist, evolution theorist, systems scientist, and is co-founder with Irvine Lazlo of The General Evolution Research Group. He is the author of An Arrow Through Chaos (Park Street Press 2000) and Darwin’s Lost Theory of Love: A Healing Vision for the New Century (Writers Club Press 2000). To learn more about the work of David Loye go to www.davidloye.com

Topics Explored in this Dialogue:

  • How you can de-hypnotize yourself from the “dominator paradigm”
  • Why the “power elites” will do anything to keep you from the truth
  • What Darwin had to say about education, creativity and imagination
  • How the educational system, the media and the movies perpetuate the old paradigm
  • What role the pseudo-Darwinian mind played in the rise of Hitler

Program Number: 2935              Host: Michael Toms                    Interview Date: 4/26/2002

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