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Ken Wilber Understands Evolution?
Ken Wilber Tolerates Criticism?

“So my NO is as strong as my YES, when it comes to the appreciation of Ken Wilber's philosophy.”

—F. Visser

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FEATURED ESSAY
“Only a Theory or The Only Theory?, Controversies around the Theory of Evolution.”
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MONTUORI
"SHUT UP," HE EXPLAINED: Reflections on generative and not-so-generative communication in academia
SAITO
THE HERESY OF KEN WILBER
TEULE
THE CREATION OF INFORMATION FROM NOTHING: The Big Bang and further
POWERS
THE WORLD'S MOST DANGEROUS IDEA
VISSER
ONLY A THEORY OR THE ONLY THEORY?: Controversies around the Theory of Evolution
LANE
THE INFINITE REGRESS: Why Karma Theory is Nonsense
VISSER
ENTROPY AND EVOLUTION: Ken Wilber's arguments for "an infinitely powerful force" behind evolution debunked
BENJAMIN
KEN WILBER'S LEAP OF FAITH: From Self-Organization to “Spirit in Action” in Wilber's Fourth Turning of Buddhism
VISSER
‘SUCH STUFF AS DREAMS ARE MADE ON’, Reply to Salmon
VISSER
ELOQUENT EMPTINESS: The Philosophy of WOW! and the End of Science
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1. TEULE
THE CREATION OF INFORMATION FROM NOTHING: The Big Bang and further
6. POWERS
THE WORLD'S MOST DANGEROUS IDEA
2. SAITO
THE HERESY OF KEN WILBER
7. WILBER
RNASE ENZYME DEFICIENCY DISEASE: Wilber's statement about his health
3. AUGUSTINE
HINDU AND GREEK DEITIES: An Explanation for the Definite Connection between them
8. SCOFIELD
INTEGRAL ABUSE: Andrew Cohen and the Culture of Evolutionary Enlightenment
4. MARTIN
THE PROCESSES OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: The 33 Fundamental Methods by which People Grow
9. VISSER
ENTROPY AND EVOLUTION: Ken Wilber's arguments for "an infinitely powerful force" behind evolution debunked
5. BJONNES
TANTRA AND VEDA: The Untold Story
10. VISSER
ELOQUENT EMPTINESS: The Philosophy of WOW! and The End of Science
Week of August 20th, 2014, Based on English language essays only (Google Analytics week stats).
FROM THE ARCHIVES
LANE
WILBER AND THE MISUNDERSTANDING OF EVOLUTION
McGUINNESS
THE MOST IMPORTANT CONVERSATION OF OUR TIME: A Ken Wilber / Andrew Cohen Dialogue
VISSER
A SPECTRUM OF WILBER CRITICS
VISSER
THE WILD WEST WILBER REPORT: Looking back on the Wyatt Earp Episode
FALK
BALD NARCISSISM, Chapter 9 of "Norman Einstein: The Dis-Integration of Ken Wilber"
MEYERHOFF
AN "INTELLECTUAL TRAGEDY": A Reply to Ken Wilber's "What We Are, That We See?
VISSER
"FROM DIRT TO DIVINITY": Ken Wilber's pre-Darwinian Understanding of Evolution
VISSER
SOME PARADOXES OF EVOLUTION
CARLSON
INTEGRAL IDEOLOGY: An Ideological Genealogy of Integral Theory and Practice
VISSER
THE 'SPIRIT OF EVOLUTION' RECONSIDERED: Relating Ken Wilber's view of spiritual evolution to the current evolution debates
Language sections of Integral World English English German Spanish Portuguese French Italian Polish Dutch Swedish Greek Hebrew Estonian Russian
What do these revolutionaries really know about evolution? Review of Carter Phipps' Integral Theory and Big History: A Comparative Introduction
Is there a spiritual purpose behind evolution? Review of Steve McIntosh Evolution's Purpose by Frank Visser Ideology and inflation: the shadow of integral movement: Interview with Frank Visser by Maxim Korman
Rupert Sheldrake and the Evo-Devo Revolution Wilber and Laszlo: Two Authors of Evolutionary Fiction

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"Visser's personal access to Wilber brings warmth and nuance to the presentation, while reference to the works of Wilber's critics ensures balance."
—CHOICE, Feb. 2004