The human nervous system is the evolutionary agent. It carries programming structure, in the form of DNA, and is itself the hardware for DNA software. It works with electrical impulses and so is affected by, and influences, other electrical fields. Thus, the new generation of humans being born into the ‘Information Age’ of an electronic environment are being impacted upon with electrical signals that must have some effect upon the human nervous system. To what degree can the human nervous system mutate under these new environmental impacts, knowing how we do that evolutionary change is dynamic in accordance with such impacts?
Are we thus agents of our own evolutionary change? The new direction seems to be towards the interior, encouraging a development of psychic, or psi, faculties that enhance a ‘beyond-soma’ consciousness.
The Earth as an intelligent self-regulatory body (ie. ‘Gaia Theory’) requires the functioning participation of its subsequent parts. This includes humankind as well as other animal and plant species. The present anthropomorphic view that humankind dwells in is a serious obstacle in maintaining these functional processes as we believe ourselves to be apart from rather than a part of the planetary processes around and within us. We believe ourselves to be greater than we are in the sense that our belief in superiority is seriously disenabling our capacity for responsibility and guardianship of our milieu, and thus the custodianship that is a part of our duty as a self-conscious reflexive species is being ignored and arrogantly overlooked.