The “directionality of complexity”

eye of godOf late, the concept of complexity in nature has captured many scientific minds. Their fascination lies in the fact that the physical universe seems to show a constant striving and endeavor toward increased organization. How is this possible in a world of dead, unintelligent matter?

Scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg came to the conclusion that the universe was striving toward the human form (it certainly created the human form). Add to that, the theological notion that the human form is in the image and likeness of God and you have an amazing view of the trajectory of evolution.

Theologically speaking, evolution (increased complexity in organized forms) is headed toward a non-material realm! Some call this realm beyond the spacetime arena heaven. If this is true, then complexity is actually striving toward the angelic form.

But this means that the continued evolution of the human race is a conscious choice—to live one way instead of another (which affects the complexity of our values and the organization of our worldviews and belief systems).

We can all personally experience and validate for ourselves that consciousness, intelligence and the human mind are not under the same constraints as our physical bodies. And, we can increase the complexity of our thoughts and feelings through experiences and learning!

I predict that physicists, over the next century, will look to a non-physical realm beyond spacetime (timelessness and non-locality) to find the dynamical laws ruling the universe on the most fundamental level of reality.

I have explored these ideas about increased complexity in my award-winning book Proving God.

About thegodguy

EDWARD F. SYLVIA, M.T.S. Philosopher/Theologian Edward F. Sylvia attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and received his Master of Theological Studies at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA and a Certificate of Swedenborgian Studies from the Swedenborgian House of Studies. He is a member of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (C.T.N.S.) and the Swedenborg Scientific Association (S.S.A.). Award-winning author of "Sermon From the Compost Pile: Seven Steps Toward Creating An Inner Garden" and "Proving God," which fulfills a continuing vision that God’s fingerprints of love can be found everywhere in the manifest universe. His most recent book, "Swedenborg & Gurdjieff: The Missing Links" is an edgy collection of anti-intuitive essays for personal transformation that challenges and inspires. He has been a student of the ideas of both Emanuel Swedenborg and George I. Gurdjieff for over thirty years. Read more about TheGodGuy, his books and his ideas at
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